LNA 5+5 representatives cease all cooperation with the GNU

Apr 9, 2022 | Libyan actors

On 9 April, Libyan National Army (LNA) aligned members of Libya’s 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC) announced that they were suspending their participation in the JMC until four key demands had been met by LNA leader Khalifa Haftar: 1. Stop oil exports; 2. Close the east-west Sirte coastal road; 3. Cease cooperation with the Government of National Unity (GNU) led by Prime Minister Abdul Hameed Dabaiba; 4. Halt flights between eastern and western Libya. The LNA 5+5 JMC members claimed that their actions were in response to the GNU not handing over authority to the House of Representatives (HoR) appointed Government of National Stability (GNS) led by Fathi Bashaagha. They accused Dabaiba of violating the political agreement, disregarding human rights, and ignoring the LNA’s role in fighting terrorism and securing oil fields and facilities. The LNA 5+5 JMC members claimed this had happened despite the UN and international community being aware of it and accused them of not acting to prevent these developments.