Head of Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez al-Sarraj vowed on Monday to prosecute Libyan National Army commander Khalifa Haftar over his operation against Tripoli.
He met in the capital with military prosecutor Fathi Saeed to discuss arrest warrants against everyone involved in the attack on Tripoli and several Libyan cities. He also was briefed on the measures to document crimes and violations of human rights during the operation.
The Tripoli-based Foreign Ministry confirmed that it has started to take criminal procedures against any individuals involved in the attack on the capital.
It called on the international community to intervene to rein in the LNA, accusing it of allegedly “arbitrarily striking residential areas”.
Haftar had launched the operation to cleanse Tripoli of terrorist gangs on April 4.
The Foreign Ministry also revealed that it had received what it called confirmed reports that terrorists had infiltrated Tripoli, urging the military and security forces to remain vigilant to any suspicious activity.
Moreover, it refuted all LNA reports about the operation, saying they were baseless and part of a propaganda campaign that alleges that those defending Tripoli were terrorists.
It denied LNA allegations that terrorist groups were fighting in the GNA ranks, saying such claims were aimed at influencing the public opinion.