The Provisional Government condemned in the strongest terms the treatment received by pilot Amer Al-Jakam Al-Urfi, who was held captive by what he described as “armed militias”, after his fighter plane fell in Zawiya during the performance of military missions yesterday evening Saturday.
The interim government, in its statement No. 16 of 2019, yesterday, Saturday, read by “Og”, stated that the cruel inhuman treatment the pilot illustrates is the bankrupt ideology of terrorist groups and armed militias concerned only with death and destruction, according to the statement.
She explained that this act is further evidence of the brutality of these armed groups that some are trying to market as a professional regular army, while their successive actions that contradict the laws confirm that they are armed militias that do not observe international and humanitarian law in the treatment of prisoners of war or international agreements in particular.
The United Nations and its support mission in Libya and the sages of Zawiya called for a speedy move to work to treat the pilot as a prisoner of war, in accordance with the Geneva Convention on the treatment of prisoners of war to which Libya is a party.
She added that the downfall of the Libyan Air Force fighter sends suspicion of the arrival of sophisticated anti-Turkish weapons after signing the suspicious agreement between her and what she described as “the agent Fayez al-Sarraj and his cells”, warning the international community that the use of these weapons could threaten international security and stability.
She continued: “This unfortunate incident indicated to those who market that our guerrilla army uses foreign pilots in its war to restore the homeland, which is nothing but a Libyan national army par excellence, capable of protecting the homeland.”
The statement concluded that “the valiant armed forces” will have a harsh response in the field, and that the time of salvation is approaching as the tyranny of these people increases, in reference to the forces of the government of National Accord the Internationally supported
The leadership of the alkarama Forces announced yesterday, Saturday evening, the loss of contact with one of its MiG-23 combat aircraft, after carrying out combat missions, explaining that shortly after, the pilot of the plane, Major General Amir al-Jumam al-Urfi, appeared in the grip of “terrorists from the city of Zawiya”.
Ahmed al-Mesmari, a spokesman for the Al-Karama Forces, said in a statement to his media office, viewed by “Og”: “The Air Force Operations Room announced that the cause of the crash was a technical malfunction, which led to the pilot leaving the plane and landing by parachute in the enemy’s land.” This resulted in the pilot being captured and mistreated, and this contravenes the terms of the Geneva Convention for the Treatment of Prisoners of War. ”
Al-Mismari added: “We hold the international community responsible for this behavior by the militia of the government of accord The general leadership, which announces the foregoing, holds the sages, the wise, and the sheikhs of the city of Zawiya responsible for any harm that affects the pilot, especially since the videos and photos that were published show that he is in good health and was tortured by the militia.”
On April 4, Khalifa Hifter announced the launch of an operation to “liberate” the capital Tripoli from “militias and armed groups”, in conjunction with the announcement of the UN envoy in Libya, the holding of the National All-Inclusive Forum, from 14 to 16 April. The past in Ghadames.
The Secretary-General of the Arab League called on all Libyan parties to exercise restraint and reduce the state of escalation field resulting from the recent military moves in the western regions of the country, and to commit to the political path as the only way to end the crisis in Libya, and return to the dialogue aimed at reaching a national settlement exclusively to get the country out of the crisis that live it.
Libya has been in a political and military crisis since 2011, where two parties are currently fighting for power: the Government of National Accord the Internationally supported, led by Faiz al-Sarraj, and the second, the interim government of eastern Libya, supported by the House of Representatives in Tobruk.