Several civilian protesters took to the streets in Sabha city and blamed Khalifa Haftar for the deterioration of living conditions in the city as well as in the southern region in the country.
The protesters said in a statement that since Haftar had been in charge of fuel supplies in the south; that is since his forces took control of the region in January 2019, black market activities soared and plunged ordinary people into more miserable living conditions.
They also said Haftar’s forces were responsible for the shutdown of Sabha Airport, which is the only way out an in for southerners, saying the security of the airport was the job of Haftar’s so-called General Command.
This comes after commercial flights between Tripoli and Benghazi have resumed preliminary so that a full comeback will be starting later this month after suspension for more than a year.
Flights between Benina International Airport in Benghazi and Tripoli’s Mitiga International Airport will begin October 23, state-owned Libyan Afriqiyah Airways said in a statement.
The first flight from Tripoli arrived at Benghazi’s Benina International Airport last Friday.