LNA accuses GNA Interior Minister of money laundering

The Libyan National Army (LNA) accused Interior Minister of the Government of the National Accord (GNA) Fathi Bashaga of money laundering on Sunday.

A few hours after the eastern Libyan army made progress toward the center of Tripoli on Sunday, the LNA spokesperson Ahmed al-Mismari said in a press conference it will investigate “the misuse of public money” when the LNA fully controls the capital.

He added that the LNA was surprised when it found Americans in Tripoli although the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) announced its forces’ withdrawal from the country Saturday.

The army “waged a war” on Al-Qaeda terrorists in the western region and continues its operation in the region, Mismari said.

“We are fighting to secure Tripoli residents and protect Libya from terrorism and extremism,” he continued.

The LNA reached Sunday the center of Tripoli through carrying out airstrikes in the area.

“The air force took part for the first time in the military operations,” said Mismari. “It conducted a very successful operation to secure the airport road (to city center),” he added.

On Friday, the LNA reached the outskirts of Tripoli, seizing Tripoli Airport, Beni Ghashir, and Wadi el-Rabei.

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