Hafter says LNA controls 95 percent of the country |

By Libya Herald reporters. Tunis, 5 February 2017: Khalifa Hafter claims that the Libyan National Army (LNA) now controls 95 percent of the country. He also expressed the hope that America’s new president Donald Trump would join the Russians and lift the arms embargo so equipping the Libyan National Army to fight their common terrorist enemy. The head of the armed forces appointed by the House of Representatives stated both in an interview with French TV station JDD. The LNA, he declared, controlled all of the east and the south and a large part of the west of Libya. Derna, the remaining militants’ holdouts in Benghazi, Sebha and the many towns along the western coast from Misrata to Sabratha and beyond were evidently forgotten. As to those towns, he said there no wish to strike at any Libyan town, be it Misrata or any other. “We do not wish to deviate from our main end,” he said, “which is to fight Al-Qaeda, the Islamic State and the old […]

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