Army of Haftarot withdraw its units from Tripoli in connection with Eid al-Bayram

In connection with the onset of the Eid al-Fitr (Uraza-Bayram), the Libyan national army is the field Marshal Khalifa the Haftarot took the decision to withdraw its units into two or three kilometers from the front in the capital, Tripoli.

As noted in the Chairman’s statement LNA Ahmed al-Mismari, posted on the social network Facebook, the decision on the withdrawal of forces on all fronts in Tripoli was made in order “to increase the space in Tripoli for religious practices and exchange visits.”

In the army of the Haftarot expect that their opponents will follow suit to avoid bloodshed at the end of the month of Ramadan”. It is expected that the withdrawal of forces will start at 12:00, RIA Novosti reported.

In April the forces of the national consensus Government (NTC) was able to regain control over the border with Tunisia after the attack and the capture of the cities of Surman, sabratha and El Adalat, located to the West of the Libyan capital. May 18, the NTC announced that it established control over a military base of al-Watya in the West of the country near the border with Tunisia, formerly held by the army of the Haftarot.

In 2011, after the overthrow and murder of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, the country has virtually ceased to function as a unified state. Currently it has a dual power. In the West, in Tripoli, ruled by a Government of national consent headed by Fitom Saragam, formed with the support of the European Union and the United Nations. And in the East of country seat of the Parliament elected by the people. It works independently from Tripoli and cooperates with the LDF, led by field Marshal Khalifa the Haftarot, which is April 2019 does not leave attempts to establish power in Tripoli.