A recent meeting, last Saturday, between General Khalifa Haftar, commander in chief of the Libyan National Army and Faiez Serraj, Prime Minister designate of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord(GNA) has created serious divisions with the GNA.
|Faiez met with Haftar at his headquarters in Marj. The fallout from the meeting is still building. Today, Mohammed Al-Emmari suspended his membership in the GNA to protest the visit. Haftar not only is commander of the LNA but also heads Operation Dignity that was started in May of 2014 and is designed to rid Libya of all Islamists including those associated with one of two rival governments, the General National Congress(GNC) located in Tripoli in western Libya. Many in the GNC regard him as a war criminal as he served for many years in the Gadaffi government before turning against him and working to overthrow his regime. Haftar spent a long period of exile in the United States.|
"Fayez Al-Sirraj is a liar and is not up to the level he is required to be, so if he was serious about the visit’s aim, then Haftar should have visited him and requested meeting him, but it is weird how Al-Sirraj went to Haftar’s office and sat down without even chairing the meeting.”Haftar likes to show who is boss.