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A senior Arab official said he had come to the Kingdom of Morocco "on an official mission" to help the "sister country" to stop the attack and the bloodbath of the "coup".
Juma al-Qamati, the envoy of the President of the Presidential Council of the Libyan National Reconciliation Government to Morocco, considered the Tripoli battle launched by the Libyan army led by Marshal Khalifa Hafer, a coup against the Skhirat agreement.
"We are honored to sign the agreement on January 17, 2015, in the city of Skhirat," al-Qamati said in an interview with the Moroccan daily Al-Youm. But unfortunately now in April 2019, we live in a coup against the agreement by Khalifa Hafer, who rejected the agreement and obstructed it over the past years. "
Al-Qatati, who has been visiting Morocco since the beginning of the week, said he had come to the kingdom "on an official mission" as the personal envoy of Al-Sarraj. "We are now in a new state of conflict than in the past years, Which came from a distance of more than a thousand kilometers from eastern Libya. "
He warned that the attack "is not only a threat to the capital, which embraces nearly half the population of Libya about 3 million Libyans, not only a threat to lives and infrastructure, but also this attack is a blow to all previous peaceful attempts, especially the Skhirat agreement."
"I would like to visit Morocco to clarify to our brothers in Morocco and to the Moroccan officials concerned with the Libyan file on these circumstances and backgrounds about what is happening on the ground from the military, humanitarian and political point of view ... We hope that all our brothers, The aggressor responded to its positions before the start of the military campaign. "
The General Command of the Libyan National Army, led by Marshal Khalifa Hafer, announced the launch of an operation to eliminate what it described as terrorism in the capital Tripoli, which is located by the government of reconciliation recognized internationally headed by Faiz Sarraj, and called the latter forces to counter the movements of Hafar forces by force, accusing him of a coup against the political agreement For the year 2015.
Since the fall of the Muammar Gaddafi regime in 2011, Libya, the oil-rich country, has been witness to various internal conflicts, but the attack launched by Hafar's forces Thursday marked a clear deterioration between the two rival authorities.
The ruling government in Libya is headed by Fayez al-Sarraj, formed at the end of 2015 under a UN-sponsored agreement based in Tripoli and authorities in the Libyan east backed by the Libyan National Army led by Marshal Khalifa Hafer.
The ongoing fighting to announce the UN envoy to Libya postponed the Libyan National Congress, which was scheduled for mid-month.