Spokesman for the General Command of the Armed Forces, Major General Ahmad Al-Mismari, said that the Air Force has not hit any residential areas or compounds inside Tripoli. Adding "no flights have been carried out against the National Accord Forces to this date."
Al-Mismari's speech came in response to accusations that the air force of the General Command was behind the heavy night-long rocket fire on the densely populated Abu Salim neighborhood in Tripoli.
"We have not been accused of bombing any residential community over the past years. Our goal is not to kill or terrorize civilians," he told a news conference on Wednesday evening. Our goal is to kill criminals and the gangs that control Tripoli." He noted: "Whoever launched the missiles yesterday intended to incite public opinion against the General Command."
Al-Mismari added: "The aim of the bombing of residential areas is to obtain international support to pass a British resolution in the UN Security Council against the General Command."
Stressing that "the world and influential countries in the international community will learn the truth of what is going on behind the scenes and what theses terrorist groups do," and that "the era of terrorist groups and deceit of the people has completely ended."
Concluding that the credibility of the armed forces has been strengthened and that the General Command considers that the bombing of Tripoli neighborhoods a "malicious operation."