LNA has no intention to extend Eid al-Adha truce: Mahjoub

The Libyan National Army (LNA) said on Monday it has no intention to extend the truce with the Government of National Accord (GNA), an LNA official told al-Ittihad newspaper.

Director of the LNA Karama Operation Room Khaled al-Mahjoub reiterates the army’s accusation that the GNA violated on Sunday the truce the U.N. called for on the occasion of Eid al-Adha.

The armed groups of the GNA shelled randomly the neighborhoods of Khallet al-Furjan, an area south of Tripoli, to target the LNA that has controlled the area since July 10, according to the eastern army.

Karama Operations Room said the breach of the ceasefire unmasks the “illegal GNA” and its “alleged army.”

“Militias in Tripoli do not follow any laws or military discipline. They do not recognize the U.N. or the international community. They do not respect any religious rituals,” the operations room added.

On Saturday, the GNA and LNA accepted a truce in Tripoli during Eid al-Adha, which U.N. envoy Ghassan Salame called for to put an end to the ongoing violence in the capital during the Islamic holiday.


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