By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 19 May 2014:
The government has condemned yesterday’s attack by Qaaqaa and Sawaq forces on the General . . .[restrict]National Congress and subsequent clashes in the capital.
Speaking in the evening at a joint press conference with Minister of Culture Habib Al-Amin, the Justice Minister, Salah Al-Marghani, told reporters that the government and security forces were doing everything in their power to ensure national stability and called on the Libyan people to act cautiously and rationally. He also asked all citizens to respect the legitimacy of the state.
Marghani said that what happened yesterday in Tripoli was not linked to Friday’s events in Benghazi and reiterated the government’s condemnation of General Hafter’s military operations in the east which, he said, had led to the deaths of dozens. The Justice Minister also announced an official count of yesterday’s casualties in Tripoli: two dead and 55 wounded.
Culture Minister Habib Al-Amin echoed the statements made by Marghani and said everyone needed to work together responsibly to ensure that the country was not put on a path towards civil war. [/restrict]