The Libyan Government of National Accord has criticized the UN's silence over the crimes of the so-called Libyan National Army (LNA) under the command of Khalifa Haftar in the country.

Iran Press/Africa: In a letter to the UN Security Council, the Foreign Minister of the Libyan Government of National Accord Mohamed Taher Siala reiterated that Tripoli does not apprehend the inability of the Security Council to halt the atrocities of the LNA.

On Saturday night, he also wrote a letter to the International Criminal Court calling for international investigations into the crimes of Khalifa Haftar in Libya.

The Haftar-led LNA, supported for years by Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE, and a number of Western countries, controls eastern Libya and has in recent months advanced toward the northern part of the country.

On 4 April 2018, Haftar launched a military campaign to occupy Tripoli and oust the Libyan government. Haftar’s attack coincided with UN plans to hold a national dialogue conference in Libya, which was undermined by Haftar’s campaign.

Libya has been engaged in civil war since 2011, when former dictator, Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown. 

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