By Libya Herald reporter.
Tunis, 1 June 2015:
Libya’s only internationally recognized Prime Minister, Abdullah Thinni accused Libya Dawn militias of ‘’a very . . .[restrict]great complicity’’ in the ‘’direct handing over’’ of the whole city of Sirte to IS.
Thinni, speaking at a press conference on Sunday from the government’s base in Al-Beida, said that even the attempt by Libya Dawn/Sunrise militias over a month ago to reach the oil crescent was in cooperation with IS as the Dawn/Sunrise coalition had to pass and return through IS controlled territory.
However, striking a reconciliatory note, Thinni called ‘’on all to stand as one and leave behind our sectarian struggle in order to overcome our joint enemy which is terrorism in all the meaning of the word’’.
With regards to the role of the international community in Libya, Thinni added that he was ‘‘surprised at the international community’s failure to take a firm stand against what is happening in Libya’’ and ‘‘deplored their slack attitude. And if the international community remained silent Libyan cities will be threatened city by city’’, he added.
‘‘Overcoming these (terror) groups would become very difficult and what is happening in Iraq now is proof of this’’ he added.
‘‘We call upon the international community to do its duties towards what is happening in Libya and lifting the embargo on weapons so that the Libyan army can face up to these groups to protect the urban population, women and children and eradicate terrorism in Libya’’, he concluded on the subject. [/restrict]