The Libyan Joint Military Commission pledged to support national conciliation and said it was against all regional and intertribal conflicts, in a statement made Monday after a meeting in the city of Jadu.
In a statement released after the meeting, the commission pledged to also support military forces loyal to the government and noted that it had established a committee to communicate with the military and relevant institutions.
“The Libyan Joint Military Commission rejects all regional or inter-tribal debates and conflicts,” the statement said, adding that it is necessary to immediately finalize the stages of a just transition and a broad national conciliation.
“We reiterate our full attachment to the principles of the February 17 revolution,” the commission added.
The 5 + 5 Joint Military Commission is made up of five senior Libyan government officers and five chosen by the coup leader Khalifa Haftar.
Meanwhile, Ahmad Yakhluf, the chairman of the Jadu Military Council, told Anadolu Agency (AA) that they would like to revive the Joint Military Commissions, which he said were the “seeds” of the 17th century revolution. February.
Noting that they will take action in contact with the presidency, the defense ministry and the general staff, Yakhluf said that a structure to protect revolutionaries is needed.
There has been little peace or security in Libya since the 2011 NATO-backed uprising that overthrew Muammar Gaddafi. The country split between warring factions in the East and the West in 2014.
Eastern forces were supported by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Russia and Egypt. The previous government in Tripoli, in the west, recognized by the United Nations, was supported by Turkey.
Foreign mercenaries and weapons have poured into the country since Haftar launched his offensive, with Russia and the United Arab Emirates being the main suppliers to the putschist general. According to the UN, there are currently 20,000 foreign and / or mercenary forces in Libya.
The Russian group Wagner, which is owned by businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, a figure close to Russian President Vladimir Putin, is known as one of the main groups that sent mercenaries to fight in Libya.
Most of the foreign forces are concentrated around Sirte at the Jufra air base held by Haftar’s forces 500 kilometers (300 miles) south of Tripoli and further west at al-Watiya.
In December, the country was supposed to hold elections but was unable to do so due to legal issues, according to the electoral commission.
The poll was due to take place just over a year after a historic east-west ceasefire in a country ravaged by a decade of conflict since the 2011 revolt that toppled dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
But preparations for the country’s first-ever presidential election have been overshadowed by fierce disputes over its legality and the candidacies of several controversial figures.
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