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Mufti: Egypt 'conspiring' against Libya

Libya's Mufti Al-Saddiq Al-Gharyani has accused Egypt of conspiring against the country and of intervening in the country's internal affairs after delegations from Libya's rival factions met in Cairo this week to discuss the possibility of creating a Libyan army.

"Egypt is plotting against Libya and the unification of the Libyan army cannot be at the hands of Egypt as all what it is doing is a flagrant intervention in Libya's domestic affairs," Al-Gharyani said on TV.

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"We thank the military officers of the western region for their stance as they stressed that [Field Marshal Khalifa] Haftar is illegitimate and call on all Libyan officers to oppose Egypt's agenda," the Mufti added.

Al-Gharyani explained how putting suspects behind Libya's abuses in prison will add to the instability and incite retaliatory acts.

If people want to end conflicts and war, they should demonstrate in huge numbers and say no to wrong, crimes and arbitrary detentions. It is a must that Libyans call for their rights so Libya can be stable.

Last month, the Libyan Mufti slammed the UAE and Saudi Arabia's policies in Libya stating that they are supporting Haftar with "dirty money" and their "schemes" will divide the country.

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