By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 12 June 12, 2014:
In a statement released yesterday, Ansar Al-Sharia denied and denounced media reports of the . . .[restrict]Libyan Crisis Committee’s announcement that the group had agreed to a ceasefire with General Khalifa Hafter.
The claim was fabrication, Ansar said.
“We are still under a covenant to apply the law of God to our brave land,” they insisted.
They went on to say that there would be no dialogue with the “tyrant” Hafter other than the “dialogue of weapons” because he was destroying their buildings and killing innocent people.
They would only engage in dialogue with those that they trust, they said: their people and tribal chiefs.
Hafter’s camp has also denied news of a ceasefire. In a statement broadcast on Wednesday by Radio Sawa, Hafter spokesman Mohamed Hijazi declared that “the battle continues, but is fiercer than before,” explaining that Hafter’s forces could not negotiate with those who “cut off the heads of our children and kill and harass us”.