Libya's Tobruk parliament does not accept U.S. raids

Says intervention violates constitution

02 August, 19:27

    A tank of the Lybian armed forces A tank of the Lybian armed forces

      - CAIRO - Libya's Tobruk parliament on Tuesday said it had not given its backing to U.S. air raids launched on the country this week.

    The Prime Minister of Libya's UN-supported unity government Fayez al-Sarraj has said his administration requested the intervention and that ISIS suffered "heavy losses" following U.S. air strikes in Sirte.

    "We do not accept the foreign intervention requested publicly in Libya," Aguila Saleh, speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of Tobruk said in an interview with Sky News Arabiya.

    "The decisions taken by the Libyan government of national unity, which still has not obtained our confidence, are a violation of the constitution and the political agreement," he said.

    He added that the focus should be on supporting and helping Libyan armed forces. 

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