Misrata Military Council and Union of Tripoli Revolutionaries criticize UN-brokered unity government
Misrata Military Council together with the Union of Revolutionaries in the city demanded that the UN-brokered Government of National Accord make its position clear on the situation in Benghazi and Khalifa Haftar whom they call a war criminal.
|Misrata is the city in western Libya which provided most of the brigades of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos (BAM) which carried out the offensive against the Islamic State and ultimately liberated the city of Sirte their last stronghod in Libya. While opposed to the Islamic State many support the Islamists within the Benghazi Shura Council of Jihadists which is also a foe of Haftar in Benghazi. Field Marshall Haftar is the commander of the Libyan National Army(LNA), the armed forces of the Al-Thinni government associated with the House of Representatives(HoR) based in Tobruk in the east. Haftar does not recognize the GNA and his Operation DIgnity started in May of 2014 is designed to rid Libya of any Islamists who are opposed to him including the Benghazi Shural Council along with the Islamic State in Benghazi. He also opposes many of the militia who supprt the GNA for now. Haftar is also besieging the city of Derna run by the Derna Shura Council, Islamists instrumental in driving the Islamic State out of the city.|