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Libyan government forces launch a counter-offensive

As a reaction to the advance of the fighters of renegade General Khalifa Haftar, the troops of the national unity government started in Libya, a counter-offensive.

The Operation "volcano of wrath", the goal is to clean all the Libyan cities of illegal forces, "" said the military spokesman of the government supporters, Mohammed Gnunu, on Sunday in Tripoli. The armed forces would tire with "an iron fist" against any action, think of the unity and security of Libya, suit.

Rival governments

Haftars with troops, in turn, stated that they had flown out in the suburbs of Tripoli air attacks against the "armed militias". Thus, the life of civilians should be protected, declared the media Department of the supporters of the General.

Haftars troops trying since Thursday to the capital Tripoli advance, where the internationally recognized government of Fayez al-Sarraj. The General wants to take Tripoli, and the divided country under his leadership.

The Sarraj-government competes with a rival government in the East of Libya, which is associated with Haftar. The G7 had called on Saturday, in particular, Haftar to stop the escalation. Russia also called for a dialogue. (Dec/sda)

Created: 07.04.2019, 14:58 PM

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