By Libya Herald reporters.
Tripoli, 2 February 2016:
A number of Misratan militias has announced support for the Government of National Accord . . . .[restrict]All brigades were summoned to a meeting yesterday afternoon in a hall at the Libyan Iron and Steel Works (LISCO).
A video released today shows a spokesman telling assembled militiamen that prime minister-designate Faiez Serraj and the new government should be trusted and supported in their efforts to help Libya.
The unnamed spokesman said that after five years of revolution, people had learnt nothing except fighting and wasting the country’s resources. He continued that no one should listen to the “traitors” who wanted to destroy Libya, because they were not interested in building anything.
It is unclear how many of Misratan brigades responded to the summons to the LISCO meeting though it seems clear that the four leading forces, the Halboos, Zawiat Al-Mahjoub, Hittin and 166 brigades all sent commanders.
This latest statement echoes a call made last May which demanded and end to fighting and the start of an inclusive Libyan dialogue. On that occasion more than 40 Misratan militias backed the move. [/restrict]