By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 19 June 2014:
In a ringing call to arms, the Supreme Council of Libyan Revolutionaries . . .[restrict](SCLR) has appealed to armed groups across the country to rally against General Khalifa Hafter, saying it will not abandon Benghazi.
The council claimed recent operations in the city were “an unprecedented and unique move in world history,” whereby Libyan military facilities had been used to “launch evil attacks beyond state legitimacy”.
The SCLR railed against “the government’s treacherous stand with this oppressive group”, referring to Operation Dignity, and said the authorities had failed to deal effectively with the ongoing crisis in Benghazi.
In response, following a meeting two days ago, it decided that all revolutionaries affiliated with Libya Shield brigades and the Libyan Revolutionaries’ Operation Room (LROR) should “give unlimited help and support to Benghazi, by every means possible, to bring an end to the current crisis” – effectively meaning that they should take up arms in support of the city’s Libya Shield No. 1 Brigade, 17 February Brigade, the Omar Mukhtar Brigade and Ansar Al-Sharia against the forces of Operation Dignity.
The SCLR added that the LROR and Libya Shield should also begin securing oilfields occupied by “criminal gangs” without specifying, however, which oilfields should be liberated.