Tuesday evening, the self-proclaimed government in Tripoli (predominately Muslim Brotherhood) called for all militias and groups in Libya to temporarily halt attacks on ISIS until their forces can unify a military command structure and national army.

“In the absence of coordination and unified leadership its of great concern that the battle in Sirte against ISIS will be a confrontation between those armed forces,” the statement of the Tripoli-based unity government wrote.

“Accordingly, the Presidential Council, as the supreme commander of army, demands all Libyan military forces wait for it to appoint a joint leadership for the Sirte operation,” Head of the Tripoli government, Fayez Seraj said.

This move seems to give ISIS much needed breathing space as their forces have settled in the port city of Sirte after being expelled from Derna and losing ground in Benghazi to Libya’s eastern government.

Meanwhile, the elected Tobruk-based government in eastern Libya says it is “fully ready for the battle of Sirte and is waiting for orders” from its leadership; dozens of armored vehicles and ambulances have reportedly been mobilizing for this offensive.

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Henrik Hedda Wallin
Henrik Hedda Wallin
2016-04-29 02:10

“the Tripoli-based unity government” = “USA’s and other banksters puppet government”

They just wait for an excuse to put troops from France, UK, Italy and USA on the ground. Because Libya doesn’t want these UN corrupt pieces of s**t. Saudi Arabia is the head of human rights in UN, and that really explains how this organization should just be debolished and the few good stuff it does be transferred to better organizations.

Mitchell O'Regan
Mitchell O'Regan
2016-04-29 04:27

Than that makes them associated and allied to ISIS and fair game to being shot

daeshit sucks
daeshit sucks
2016-04-29 09:12

If M.B. says don’t do this, you’re sure to do it right if you don’t listen to them!
BTW, wasn’t it jordan M.B. who recently threatened to join ISIS if the government refused to lick their boots?

Libyan National Army
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Libyan National Army
2016-05-01 22:24

LNA is already heading towards Sirte.

daeshit sucks
daeshit sucks
2016-05-04 01:26

If LNA kicks the asses of all islamist scum, including MB, LNA rocks…