The Head of the High Council of State (HCS) Khalid Al-Mishri has rejected in a statement on Friday using “drones to settle political scores” under the pretext of combating crime.
Al-Mishri added that the strikes on some areas of Al-Zawiya city by drones took place without the knowledge of the Presidential Council, which is the Supreme Commander of the General Staff, adding that even the western military zone didn’t know about the air strikes, which were claimed by the Government of National Unity and its Defense Ministry claimed.
The Head of the HCS also called on the Presidential Council to withdraw the powers of “using and operating drones and its leadership from the Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah,” adding that “Dbeibah is exploiting drones to terrorize his political opponents.”
Al-Mishri confirmed that the management of drone operations has nothing to do with Türkiye and that it is run directly by Dbeibah, rejecting any indication from any party that would affect the “neutrality of the Turkish ally.”
Meanwhile, Al-Zawiya witnessed air strikes on Thursday, which were claimed by the Government of National Unity. The government said that they were part of a security operation targeting crime and smuggling in the city.