The ICC has agreed to launch an investigation into the actions of the army of the Haftarot
The international criminal court (ICC) agreed to send a team to investigate the actions of the Libyan national army (LNA) Marshal Khalifa the Haftarot in the city of Tarhuna and the Libyan capital Tripoli, said the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the national consensus Government (NTC) of Libya.
In late June, the head of the ruling NTC in Tripoli Fayez Sarraj urged the ICC to immediately send to Libya a team of experts to investigate the actions of the LNA. Earlier, the NTC claimed that Tarragon, the control of which it had established after leaving the town, the Libyan national army Marshal Khalifa the Haftarot, allegedly discovered mass graves.
"The international criminal court welcomed the request of the head of the Presidential Council (NTC) Fayeza Zarraga and agreed to send a team to investigate and inquire into crimes units (LNA) Haftorah in Tarragon and South of the capital Tripoli," - said in a statement the foreign Ministry of the NTC in Facebook.
"The Prosecutor of the International criminal court, Fatou Bensouda expects that the mission group will begin in the second half of July, and emphasized the need for cooperation with the Libyan authorities," the statement reads.
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In Libya, the confrontation between the national consensus Government (NTC) Fayeza Zarraga, which controls Tripoli and areas to the West of the country and supported by Turkey and the Libyan national army under the command of Khalifa the Haftarot, political supported by Egypt.
For more than a year the army of the Haftarot trying to hit the Libyan capital. Both sides claim that opponents are using weapons and manpower from the outside. In recent weeks, the NTC forces have reported significant progress in the battle for Tripoli and announced the intention to build on the success, to establish control over the city of Sirte and other areas to the East of the capital.
In Cairo on 6 June, a meeting of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi with Haftarot and Saleh. Following the meeting, the head of Egypt announced the "Cairo initiative," which includes a cease-fire throughout Libya from June 8 and conditions for a political settlement. The initiative was supported by Russia, the US and several Arab States, including Saudi Arabia and the UAE. It was opposed by the NTC and Turkey.
The international criminal court (ICC) was established on 17 July 1998 the Rome Statute. In the jurisdiction of the court - consideration of crimes against humanity, war crimes, and prosecute those responsible for genocide. The world's largest countries, in particular USA, China and Russia, do not recognize the ICC and refuses to cooperate with him.