The Libyan Presidential Council announced that the hotel, where the Council meetings were held in the capital Tripoli, was attacked by an armed group, and that nobody was harmed in the incident.
Spokesperson of the Presidential Council, Necva Vehibe, in a written statement to the press, stated that the raid that took place in Tripoli this night was not on the permanent headquarters of the Presidential Council, but on the Corinthia Hotel.
Necva continued as follows:
“Although this venue is one of the meeting centers of the Council, nobody has been hurt as there is no work today due to the weekly holiday. We hope everyone gets the information from the source.”
It was claimed that the armed group carried out the raid to dismiss Foreign Minister Necla al-Menguş.
Operation Rage Volcano: No raid
On the other hand, Operation Anger Volcano affiliated to the Libyan army denied the information on social media and announced that the hotel in question was not raided.
Mukhtar al-Cehavi, the Commander of the Valley Rabi Front and Counter-Terrorism Reserve Division of Operation Anger Volcano, told AA:
“There is neither a hotel raid nor a siege. There is a desire for the Anger Volcano forces (affiliated with the Libyan army) to meet with the Chairman of the Presidential Council to discuss a few issues.”
Cehavi pointed out that the deliveries of the putschist General Haftar’s militias continued, adding that their demand was for the ceasefire to come into effect on both sides.
He emphasized that the Anger Volcano forces support the Presidential Council and the National Unity Government and adopt the understanding of the civil state.
– Foreign Minister Menguş’s statements caused controversy
The debate that started with the words of Libyan Foreign Minister Menguş at the joint press conference after his bilateral meeting with his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, who was in the capital Tripoli for an official visit on May 3, was on the agenda of the country.
Menguş, “In respect of Libya’s sovereignty, we call for cooperation to end all foreign powers and mercenaries in Libyan territory.” he had spoken.
However, these words of Menguş were criticized by many Libyan social media users on the grounds that Turkey and foreign mercenaries brought to the country to support the attacks of the putschist Caliph Haftar were criticized by many Libyan social media users.
In addition, the dissemination of the words of Menguş, which he described the Caliph Haftar as a “hero” at a panel in the USA in 2019, on social media also fueled the discussions.
Thereupon, social media users started a social media campaign to dismiss Menguş.
On the other hand, with the decision of the Presidential Council, the appointment of Hüseyin al-Aib, one of the officials of the reign of the Libyan Intelligence Agency, the deposed dictator Muammar Gaddafi, was met with reaction.
Source: STAR.COM.TR by www.star.com.tr.
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