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Libya’s Interior Minister: GNA will start offensive instead of defensive tactics against Haftar’s militias

The Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha has confirmed that the forces under the command of Government of National Accord (GNA) will start a military offensive in a matter of days.

Bashagha told Reuters on Sunday that the GNA forces will turn from defensive to offensive tactics as there is no hope for the ceasefire to be consolidated or respected.

“We are working on pushing away Khalifa Haftar’s militias that have been attacking the Libyan capital for the last 11 months.” Bashagha added.

He also indicated that the GNA and its forces don’t want Tripoli to be subjected to daily shelling, adding that they will kick them out of Tripoli after they have started a new military operation.

According to Bashagha, on last Friday, 60 rockets fired by Haftar’s militias hit Mitiga Airport in Tripoli and 60 other rockets shelled different areas in the capital.

He reiterated his call on the US and the UK to pressure the countries supporting Haftar, saying Libya would face a very devastating humanitarian crisis if the international community didn’t intervene.

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