Serraj government condemns Hafter air strike on Murzuk killing and injuring tens of civilians
By Sami Zaptia.
London, 5 August 2019:
The Faiez Serraj-led Presidency Council and Government of National Accord (PC/GNA) today condemned in the strongest terms Sunday’s air strike by the Khalifa Hafter-led Libyan National Army Air Force on the southern Libyan city of Murzuk.
The PC/GNA said that the airstrike targeted the Al-Qala residential area of the city killing and injuring tens of civilians.
It placed all the responsibility for this aggression on what it called ‘‘Hafter’s militias’’ and for all the aggression that the city has experienced in the recent period when Hafter’s forces have been present in the city. It also blamed Hafter’s forces for all the conflict in the south of Libya.
The PC/GNA called on UNSMIL and the international community to accept their responsibility and to conduct an investigation into the crimes committed by Hafter’s forces in Murzuk in order to hold accountable those who carried them out and those responsible for the crimes.
The PC/GNA called on the social leadership in the south to be aware of the aims of Hafter’s forces to ignite internal conflict between Libya’s various ethnic minorities in the region.