Al-Sarraj: Targeting civilians in Tripoli by rockets shows Haftar’s weakness

The Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj, the Commander in Chief of the Libyan Army, has said that firing over 100 rockets on Tripoli by Khalifa Haftar’s terrorist militias, killing and injuring scores of people, is evidence that Haftar is desperate and weak after repeated defeats for his militias and mercenaries.

Al-Sarraj said in a statement Saturday following the attacks that such acts point to the approaching end of Haftar’s coup project in Libya and to his bloody ambition to seize power by force.

“We won’t care about the shy denouncing statements of the international community as it remains incapable of naming and shaming the aggressors and holding them accountable for their crimes along with halting their supporters.” Al-Sarraj added.

He indicated that the attacks by Haftar’s militias on Mitiga Airport hit civilian aircraft preparing to return Libyans stranded abroad due to Coronavirus and caused massive damage to the airport’s infrastructure.

The death toll of Saturday attacks on Mitiga Airport, Bab bin Ghashir, Abu Salim and Souq Al-Jumua in Tripoli by Haftar’s militias amounted to four people killed and 12 injured, according to the media adviser of the Libyan Health Ministry Ameen Al-Hashimi, who said one of the killed persons was a child.


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