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Libya's Haftar Says Offensive to Go On Until Militias Disbanded

Khalifa Haftar
Khalifa HaftarPhotographer: Filippo Monteforte/AFP via Getty Images

Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar said his offensive on Tripoli won’t stop and political discussions can’t resume until the country’s militias have been disarmed.

In a rare press interview, Haftar told France’s Journal du Dimanche that he marched his military forces on Libya’s capital after six rounds of negotiations with the internationally recognized government in Tripoli failed. Haftar said Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj is incapable of taking decisions because he’s under the control of militias.