Misrata Military Council asks Presidency Council, NOC to clarify position on Haftar's Dignity Operation

Misrata Military Council asks Presidency Council, NOC to clarify position on Haftar's Dignity Operation

January 06, 2017 - 22:29
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Misrata Military Council and Union of Revolutionaries in the city demanded Friday the UN-proposed government led by Fayaz Sirraj to determine its position on what they called the situations in Benghazi and war criminal Khalifa Haftar.

"The Presidency Council must determine its position on these issues," they said in a statement.

Following an intensive meeting with commanders of Misrata military brigades, they also demanded the National Oil Corporation to also determine its position on the use of oil ports as a military base for Khalifa Haftar forces.

The demands came in response to Dignity Operation that targeted a C-130 aircraft carrying a delegation from Misrata in Al-Jufra Airbase on Tuesday. Spokesperson of Misrata Military Council Colonel Ibrahim Bayt Al-Mal was wounded in the airstrike and had to have his right arm amputated to keep him alive.

The Misrata statement warned that if the NOC failed to determine its position, it would be regarded as a partner of Khalifa Haftar in killing Libyans.

Military sources said the Dignity Operation jet fighter that attacked Al-Jufra Airbase had taken off from Ras Lanuf Oil Airport.

The statement has also called revolutionary fighters for unity to hit with an iron fist those who undermine Libya's peace and security.