Forces of Libya's warlord Haftar arrest fighters who lost limbs battling for them in Benghazi

Forces of Libya's warlord Haftar arrest fighters who lost limbs battling for them in Benghazi

July 09, 2018 - 16:20
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Many wounded fighters ended up begging in the streets after the Haftars turned a deaf ear to their misery

The general command of the self-proclaimed Libyan army in east of the country arrested Sunday several injured fighters who used to be on the frontline of Khalifa Haftar’s forces in Benghazi and across the region.

The detention of the injured fighters came as they along with their fellow fighters, who are part of military formations under the command of Haftar, took to the Rajma town where the general command is located, wishing to have their complaints heard by whom they cherish as their top leader.

The inured fighters, some losing limbs, wanted to complain about the inaction of "Dignity Operation" regarding their healthcare and their general conditions, yet they took a beating and some were detained at the military police prison in Al-Marij.

Other injured fighters also went on a protest against the self-styled army in front of the Benghazi Municipal Council, holding slogans denouncing the mistreatment they are receiving by the authorities in there regarding their medical treatment.

They also called for the release of the amputated fighters whom Haftar's forces arrested, urging for an end of financial corruption inside the general command, requesting that the military governor of the eastern region Abdelrazik Al-Nathori should end "corruption in the general command."

Earlier this month, several injured fighters from the eastern forces led by warlord Haftar closed airport road in eastern Benghazi demanding real medical treatment and healthcare.

On Twitter, a loyalist to Haftar, Mahmoud Al-Misrati, revealed two days ago that there is a huge financial manipulation and corruption done by the Presidential Council's member Fathi Al-Mijibri regarding the medical treatment of Dignity Operation fighters in Tunisia.