Tripoli, 'Haftar uses child soldiers'

Wed, 10 Apr 2019 18:52:48 +0200

CAIRO, APRIL 10 - The use of child soldiers by the forces of General Khalifa Haftar in the attack on Tripoli has been denounced by the interior ministry of the government of which he is premier Fayez al-Sarraj.
"We have seen youngsters who have not reached the age of majority and to whom the law does not allow the driving license" but which "are used in this war, unfortunately, as mercenaries", the dicastery affirms in a post published on its own Facebook page.
These are 16-17 year olds, the Libya Express site specifies, referring to some of the prisoners made by the Sarraj pro-militias. The Libya Observer, a site declared against the general, citing military sources, says that "Haftar has promised to pay 4,000 dinars", or almost 2,600 euros, "for every child who agrees to join the fight".