The casualties of the sides are rising while ceasefire and mediation efforts aimed at halting the violence remain unsuccessful.
In this regard, Libya Grand Mufti sheikh Sadiq al-Ghariani criticized the LNA and called the Muslim Brotherhood militias to fight back.
Al-Ghariani encouraged militant groups to fight back in Sabratha city and described the battle for the city a continuation for the battle for Benghazi. He added that the LNA’s aim is to dominate over the entire western Libya and its economic resources.
In the “Islam and Life” program, al-Ghariani called on the so-called “Libyan revolutionaries” who support the Government of National Accord and the Muslim Brotherhood to unify their ranks. He added that LNA is fighting against the “revolution”.
Sheikh al-Ghariani is one of the influential radical religious and intellectual leaders supporting the Muslim Brotherhood in Libya.
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