Libyan Arab Armed Forces commander, Marshal Khalifa Haftar, attended a military parade this evening to commemorate the seventh anniversary of Operation Dignity. The event was organized by the General Command at Benina military base in Benghazi.
"The Libyan army is the institution by which we complement the rest of the state institutions," Haftar said during the parade, adding that his forces have cut off "the terrorist plots in Benghazi, Derna, the oil crescent and the far south."
He stressed that his forces have responded to international demands to halt military battles in Tripoli to achieve a peaceful solution, stressing "for many years we have supported a political solution to end bloodshed and in order to preserve the property."
Haftar demanded "the dissolution of the armed groups in Tripoli and the holding of elections without procrastination", stressing that without the arrival of "our forces on the outskirts of Tripoli, the political settlement would not have occurred".
But the commander said that his forces "will not hesitate to fight again to impose peace by force, if the agreed upon peace settlement is hindered".