The United States called on the Libyan General Khalifa Haftar, to stop the military Offensive in the capital Tripoli immediately.
US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said on Sunday (local time), the United States is because of the fighting very worried. All parties involved were responsible, to de-escalate the situation urgently, as the UN security Council and the G7 Ministers at the 5. April emphasized. “This unilateral military action against Tripoli, endanger civilians and undermine the prospects for a better future for all Libyans,” said Pompeo. For the conflict there is no military solution. A political solution was the only way to reunite the country.
Libya is heading, despite international calls to end the violence to a new civil war. Supporters of the internationally recognized government in Tripoli, had announced on Sunday a counter-offensive against the troops of the powerful General Haftar. The internationally recognized Sarradsch government competes for a long time with a second government in Eastern Libya, which is associated with the 75-year-old Haftar. The troops to March for Thursday in Tripoli. Haftar wants to take the capital and the oil-rich country in crisis under his leadership.
The Offensive of the Generals represents a new escalation in a country that is shaken since with Western assistance, achieved the overthrow of long-time ruler Muammar al-Gaddafi in 2011 from crises. For years the African state of fighting in the North, a number of militias to Power, and sinecures. Several UN mediator failed to find a solution.