The Libyan army commander, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, insisted that expelling the Turkish forces is a primary goal, adding: “We will make hellfire under their feet and bury them in its soil, and we will never accept a colonialism.”
Speaking to soldiers in an inspection visit to Tariq bin Ziyad battalion, Haftar indicated that the Libyans might be already fighting their last battle.
“We will teach them a lesson in patriotism and the homeland defense,” the Libyan army commander said, in reference to the Turkey-backed militias and mercenaries.
Haftar addressed the soldiers saying: “You heroes, we congratulate you on what you have done, and I see you mountains in front of me, and this is what makes your people support you because they are the people who get you to defend the homeland.”
He added: “You are different from the militias that receive Turkish support and implement foreign agendas in exchange for a few dirhams (Libyan currency). These militias slaughter, kill and displace people in exchange for a few dirhams.”
Field Marshal Haftar said: “The Syrians are brothers, and a dear country which has nothing to do with these mercenary militias that receive money from the Turkish fool who believes that he can restore his glories in Libya again.. but we will eliminate them and make their graves in hundreds in the land of Libya.”
Field Marshal Haftar pointed out that the Libyan army has distinguished and worthy leaders and that he eyes in them all hope, victory for the country, and experience enough to eliminate these groups.
He added that the soldiers “belief in the homeland gives them the ability to complete the path that all Libyans aspire to, and they will prove to the world that Libya is not an easy catch, but it is difficult for everyone who tried to attack it, and in the history there lies the best evidence.”
Mean while, Turkey continues to support the illegitimate government with arms and mercenaries to confront the Libyan army.
On another hand, Italy and Morocco called for an end to foreign interference in Libya and a peaceful solution to the crisis.
This came during bilateral talks, which brought together Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita and his Italian counterpart Luigi Di Maio this morning.
According to a joint statement, “The two ministers talked over the phone, on a number of multilateral issues of common concern, especially the Libyan file.”
In this regard, the Italian Minister expressed Rome’s “appreciation” for the contribution and the role that the Kingdom of Morocco is playing with regard to the Libyan file.