By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 20 August 2014:
Following announcements by Nalut and Kabaw rejecting the legitimacy of the House of Representatives, . . .[restrict]Tarhouna has become the latest town to do so. In a joint statement released yesterday, the town’s revolutionaries, the Local Council, the Military Council, the Elders, the Shura Council and a number of civil society organisations announced their withdrawal of confidence from Tarhouna’s four House of Representatives members, saying the members represented only themselves.
Furthermore, the statement read, they completely rejected all decisions made by the HoR, especially the request for foreign intervention in Libya. Calling it a “flagrant violation of the sovereignty of Libya and a betrayal of the will of the Libyan people”, the statement inferred that the strikes carried out by warplanes against Operation Dawn on Monday morning were the result of the decision.
The Tarhouna representatives also declared their full support for Operation Dawn Libya.
In response to the situation, the groups declared they had set up the Revolutionary Shura Council of Tarhouna. This council, they said, would assume full responsibility for the principles and goals of the 17February Revolution and for correcting the path of the nation. [/restrict]