Libyan High Council of State leader Khaled Al-Mishri thanked the Presidential Council on Tuesday evening, for “its response by assuming leadership of the fight against crime and smuggling, in coordination with the Chiefs of Staff and the Attorney General, and stopping an attempt to employ it politically by the Prime Minister,” in reference to the recent military developments it witnessed in Zawiya.
This came in a statement published by the High Council of State's media office.
On May 26, Al-Mishri called on the council to “withdraw the authority over drones and their usage from the head of the Government of National Unity, Abdulhamid Dabaiba,” saying that Dabaiba “exploits drones to terrorize his political opponents,” in his first comments on the Zawiya airstrikes.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Presidential Council, as the Supreme Commander of the Libyan Army, chaired an emergency military meeting with Government of National Unity Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dabaiba, the Chief of the General Staff General Muhammad Al-Haddad, and the commander of military areas in the western region on Tuesday.
The council's media office said that the meeting was devoted to "discussing the recent military developments in the western region."