Libyan National Army (LNA) Spokesperson General Ahmed al Mesmari said in a press conference on Wednesday, August 21st, that the Murzuq town of southwest Libya is being ravaged by armed militias linked to the Tripoli government and the remnants of Isis-affiliated fighters.
The unlawful military campaign was orchestrated by a dismissed parliament member named Mohammed Adam, who holds separatism beliefs, added al Mesmari.
The Murzuq town was evacuated of its residents due as homes, stores, and public and private properties were robbed and vandalised by the armed militias. Al Mesmari said that the LNA’s operating facilities is following the attack’s developments and preparing to wage airstrikes to hold off the armed militias.
Al Mesmari claimed that the militias operate illegal immigration and control gold mines to secure funds, adding that they would be held accountable for the crimes they committed.
The LNA spox urged the youth in Tripoli to join the Army and fight the terrorism that targets the unity of the Libyan lands.
The outlawed Muslim Brotherhood is nurturing the strife in western Libya through social media platforms and biased satellite channels, al Mesmari said during the press conference.
“We are fighting terrorists on behalf of the world in Libya,” added al Mesmari.
The LNA General accused Qatar of sending Abdullah al-Muhaysini, designated as a terrorist by Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, to lead the fight against the LNA troops in Libya.
Al-Muhaysini, who is listed on the US terrorist watch, was sent before to Syria to resolve the disagreements between the terrorist groups fighting in Syria such as, Isis and the Al Nusra front.
Al Mesmari accused Qatar of exporting terrorism to several countries in the region such as Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Syria, adding the Al-Muhaysini was sent to Libya to recruit young people from different Arab countries and persuade them into fighting the LNA.