BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 P.M.) – A Libyan Army general told the Saudi Okaz newspaper on Tuesday that his nation demands an apology from Lebanon after supporters of the Amal Movement replaced the Libyan flag at its embassy with their own last week.

According to the publication, Libyan army spokesman General Ahmed al-Mesmari criticized the attack on his country’s flag, stating that his country is still recovering from former President Muammar Gaddafi’s rule.

“Genuinely, we are very upset about what happened in Beirut. Our brothers in Lebanon, mainly those concerned about the cause of Sadr’s death, should know that the issue is also of concern to the Libyans who were suffering in the past from Muammar Gaddafi,” the general told the publication.

“They turned the issue into a state issue and tried to exploit it one way or another. We are very upset about that, especially the tearing down of the flag,” he continued.

“This flag represents the entire Libyan people. It doesn’t represent Gaddafi, nor does it represent a specific era,” he would add.


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Amal = Iranian puppet, just like Hezbollah… Since IRGC was even more busy than Qatar at destabilising the country in order to pave the way for the ousting of Gaddafi and ends getting nothing, this is no surprise.