Gununu: Haftar will never enter Tripoli

Gununu: Haftar will never enter Tripoli

August 24, 2022 - 23:04
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Written By: MohamedAhmed

Spokesman of the Libyan Army, Colonel Mohammad Gununu

The Libyan army spokesman, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Gununu, has stated that the statements of warlord Haftar's spokesman, Ahmed Al-Mismari, are a direct threat to the capital, Tripoli, saying that Haftar will not return to Tripoli no matter with whom he forged alliances.

In press statements, Gununu clarified that they have always supported political and social solutions. He called on UNSMIL to send observers to Sirte, Al-Jafra and Brak Al-Shati to identify the identity of Syrian mercenaries and thousands of members of the Russian Wagner Group being transferred to and from these areas.

He also said that they are waiting for a UN investigation to reveal the crimes of genocide committed by warlord Haftar's militia against the people of Tarhuna .

Gununu said that Sirte, Al-Jufra, southern Libya and Al-Khadim base have today become centres for foreign mercenaries such as Wagner group from Russia, Syrians, and local criminal gangs accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity, after they were expelled from Tripoli and Tarhuna, to turn into the most dangerous places for security and community peace in Libya.

Gununu explained that they do not trust the ability of Haftar's militias to expel more than 5,000 Wagner mercenaries and same number of mercenaries from Syria, Sudan and Chad, and they do not believe that they have the ability to make this request at a time when Wagner Company continues to establish camps, fortifications and digging trenches.

The Libyan army spokesman said that they are not confident of the success of any peace path in which the executioner and the victim are treated on equal bases.