Cairo, alBawaba - Member of Libyan Parliament 'Hassan Saleh al-Zarqa' stressed on the dangerous role played by some regional and external parties in fuelling the Libyan conflict, mainly by supporting terrorist entities that stationed in Libya after February 17 revolution.
Al-Zarqa added in his interview with Al-Bawaba News Portal reporter 'Ali Tarfaya' that the support of Qatar and Turkey to militant groups is clearly visible to all, as Qatar have a battalion in the Libyan city of Misurata, called “Doha battalion,” while Ankara has funded and treated Islamic State (IS) leaders in Libya.
The Libyan MP mentioned the existence of five major terrorist entities within Libya, including Muslim Brotherhood (MB) terrorist group, al-Qaeda, Ansar al-Sharia, Islamic State (IS) and another terrorist entity called “Jama'at al-Tawhid,” that declares allegiance to Algerian terrorist 'Mokhtar Belmokhtar'.
He stressed that the political process to resolve the Libyan crisis was stalled by international interventions, adding that there were high hopes that Libyan Political Agreement, which was signed on 17 December 2015, in Morocco, would be a vital factor in reaching a settlement. al-Zarqa accused Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Martin Kobler of being bias to militant groups, after he has insisted on integrating these terrorist groups into state institutions, especially security agencies.
What is the alternative to the Libyan Political Agreement, which
was signed on 17 December 2015, in Morocco, especially in light of its
It has already expired, as under the terms of the
same agreement, which stipulates that the agreement becomes invalid
after a year, if the Government of National Accord did not receive vote
of confidence from Parliament within a year from the signing of the
agreement. Such failure is a result of Kobler’s persistence on being
bias to militant groups, which controls the Libyan capital Tripoli.
Since he assumed office, he became biased to militant groups, as he was
keen to integrate them in the Libyan military, as well as forming three
armies in Libya, one in Tripoli including MB and another like it in the
south, in addition to the Libyan army led by Marshal 'Khalifa Haftar'.
Kobler described the Libyan Parliament as “Stubborn,” and said that
resolving the crisis would be at the hands of the next generations, what
do you think of his statement?
Kobler’s statement in last week
that resolving the crisis would be at the hands of the next generations
comes as a result of his failure to meet with a number of MPs, as he has
been besieged by protesters at Al Abraq International Airport and
forced him to return back from where he came from, because he is not
desirable nor welcome in Libya.
Emir of Qatar was in Algeria
and called for a new Libyan dialogue under the supervision of Algeria
and Tunisia's Ennahda, what's your comment on that?
trying to play an influential role in the Libyan scene and attempting to
invest its relationship with Libya’s neighbouring countries such as
Tunisia and Algeria to support its allies in Libya. al-Zarqa stressed
that the support of Qatar and Turkey to militant groups is clearly
visible to all, as Qatar have a battalion in Misurata, called “Doha
battalion,” while Ankara has funded and treated IS leaders in Libya. In
my opinion, the coming phase requires a military council to rule the
country for a year in order for security and stability to return, and
then parliamentary and presidential elections can be held, as outlined
in the Constitution.
What's your comment on the attack carried out by the Defence Brigades militia against the Libyan oil terminals?
attack was on Tuesday night by the Defense Brigades militias from
Benghazi, with the cooperation of the Ministry of Defense of the
Government of National Accord, and thank God the Libyan army managed to
eliminate large numbers of militants and captured dozens more, including
Can the Libyan army led by Haftar be able to resolve the battle in Libya’s favor and liberate the country from terrorism?
are international pressures being practised against the Libyan military
in favour of terrorist and paramilitary entities, which receive direct
support from several international parties, such as Qatar and Turkey.
Qatar have a battalion in Misurata, called “Doha battalion,” which
includes 150 militants. While Ankara has funded and treated IS leaders
What is the most probable scenario after the Battle of Sirte?
scenarios are open in Libya and military decisiveness is one of the
scenarios presented. However, al-Zarqa expressed his belief and
confidence in the Libyan army’s ability to liberate the country from
terrorism, especially after the army succeeded in achieving victory in a
number of battles against the militants.