Libya’s Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj on Sunday called on international troops to protect civilians in government-controlled areas if Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar continues his military offensive.

In an interview with German weekly Welt am Sonntag ahead of the Berlin conference on Libyan peace, al-Sarraj urged the international community to assume more responsibility to end the violence.

“If Khalifa Haftar would not stop his offensive, the international community should take a more active stance, also by sending international troops to protect the Libyan civilian population,” he said.

Al-Sarraj underlined that such an international protection force should be deployed under the

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