By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 1 October 2014:
In what may signal a rift between the revolutionary brigade and its . . .[restrict]partners in the Libya Dawn Operation, Libya Shield Central has said it remains open to involvement in any further potential peace talks.
Speaking on Libya Al-Ahrar yesterday, Mohamed Hideyah, the spokesman for Libya Shield Central forces, said brigade commanders had formed no official opinion on UN-hosted peace talks in Ghadames.
Hideyah stated that the Misrata-based force was neither for or against joining the negotiations.
The clarification has been seen as a direct response to a statement released earlier in the week by Libya Dawn, the coalition of Islamist-leaning forces with which Libya Central Shield wrestled control of Tripoli International Airport.
Libya Dawn has said no negotiations could stand as an obstacle to a military solution to the current stand-off. It has insisted that its operations alone would maintain the legitimacy of the February Revolution.