Faiez Serraj rejected dialogue with Haftar during a meeting with elders and shura councils’ members of Sahil and Mountain districts in western Libya, Libya Observer reported, adding the meeting discussed the military confrontation that has taken place since April 4 when Haftar launched an offensive to seize Tripoli. Serraj noted that the offensive, which started while the UN Chief Antonio Guterres was in Tripoli, would not have taken place if Haftar had not received support from some countries, the media said. He accused some groups operating in Libya of intentionally targeting residential neighborhoods in Tripoli to put the blame on the LNA. Libya has been without a central government since the ouster of Muammar Gaddafi in a NATO-led revolution in 2011. Serraj and Haftar met several times, the latest meeting having taken place in the UAE, where both foes promised to back a political resolution of the Libyan crisis and hold elections this year.
Source: The North Africa Journal April 17, 2019 16:18 UTC