By Libya Herald reporter.
Tunis, 13 April 2015:
The Libyan government of Prime Minister Abdullah Thinni, the only internationally recognized government in Libya . . .[restrict]based in the eastern city of Beida, has condemned the Tripoli-based and GNC-Libya Dawn supported ‘’Salvation government’’ for its support of the Benghazi Revolutionary Shura Council (BRSC).
The BRSC is the main coalition of so-called Islamist militias based in Benghazi currently fighting against the official government Libyan National Army headed by Khalifa Hafter.
In a strongly worded statement released yesterday, the Thinni government said that it ‘’condems the so-called salvation government in Tripoli for its ‘’clear support for terror groups’’ that have been ‘’killing young and old, men and women’’ in eastern Libya since the 2011 revolution.
The Thinni government statement said that this open support simply confirms its long held view that the so-called salvation government is ‘’but the face of terror groups’’ and ‘’their official sponsor’’ that has finally ‘’exposed its face’’.
In view of this declaration, the Thinni government ‘’calls on the international community to understand that what is taking place in Libya is a war of terror’’.
The only internationally recognized government in Libya called for the support in arming its army in its fight against terrorism.
It will be recalled that two days ago the Tripoli-based GNC-Libya Dawn supported Salvation government issued a statement in which it unequivocally confirmed its support for the militias labelled as terrorists by the Thinni government and HoR in eastern Libya
In its statement, the Tripoli-based Salvation government called the BRSC ‘’heroes’’ who’s sacrifices it ‘’values’’. It added that it was ‘’committed to providing the full support to the BRSC in their battle to free their city’’
Furthermore, the Salvation government confirmed that it ‘’only views (the BRSC) as a coalition of the main anti Qaddafi brigades of Benghazi that stood up to Qaddafi in 2011’’.
Today, the Salvation government statement continued, it ‘’sees them as those who are today standing up to the failed coup attempt that is being marketed by the remnants of the former Qaddafi regime under the name of Karama (dignity) in the east and west of the country’’.
The statement added that these Dignity forces are ‘’seeking to reproduce tyranny again’’.
‘’It is committed to fully supporting the BRSC forces in their liberation battle to free their city and elimination of their criminal conquerors until stability returns to it and life returns to normal’’, the statement concluded.
It is worth keeping in mind that the two conflicting Libyan sides are scheduled to hold UN-led peace talks in the city of Skhirat in Morocco. [/restrict]