Libyan Army: We Prevented The Muslim Brotherhood From Taking over Libya

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On Monday, Director of the Moral Guidance Department of Libyan National Army (LNA), Major General Khaled Al-Mahjoub stated that they “thwarted the project and scheme of the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood organization in Libya, which is striving to turn the country into a terrorist colony by supporting militias and extremist organizations.”

In statements to Libya Al-Hadath channel, Al-Mahjoub added: “Thanks to God, the sacrifices of the army, and the patriots who offered their children to eliminate Muslim Brotherhood terrorism, Libya has not become a terrorist colony in its entirety.”

He pointed out that the brotherhood was the first to begin fighting against the LNA, alleging that the organisation “authorized crime and chaos, and tried to destroy our social fabric, especially in areas under the control of the armed forces.”

On Sunday, Spokesman for the Libyan National Army (LNA), Major General Ahmed Al-Mismari called for the dissolution of militias in the country, stressing that the Libyan army will continue to fight “terrorists.”

“The LNA is keen about the stability of Libya,” Al-Mismari said in statements to Libya Al-Hadath TV, on Sunday. “Libya can only be strong with a strong army, and this is apparent in the city of Benghazi because of the presence of a police force protected by the LNA. The security and executive services work side by side there,” he added.

He noted that the LNA General Command held dialogues with the military in light of the Geneva initiatives, “to combat terrorism, work to dissolve militias, and expel foreign forces. The LNA is more disciplined and cannot be compared to the militias deployed in the country,” he concluded.