By Ajnadin Mustafa.
Tripoli, 12 June 2016:
Once they have defeated IS in Sirte, the Misratan-led Bunyan Marsous forces should advance east and . . .[restrict]not come home until they had liberated the whole country, Sadeq Al-Ghariani said today.
Speaking on his Tanasah TV channel, the head of the Dar Al-Ifta (the fatwa house) Ghariani said that the assault on Sirte had to be pressed home. Then the victorious forces must continue to destroy what he described as the Qaddafi remnants in Benghazi, who were backed with Gulf money.
Ghariani has in the past insisted that Khalifa Hafter and the Libyan Army in the east were the real enemy, rather than IS. At other times, he has compared the terrorists and Hafter as two sides of the same coin.
Today the Muslim Brotherhood in Libya put out a statement which also welcomed the advance on Sirte and called for the final defeat of IS. [/restrict]