Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Serraj, supported by the UN, said that the eastern-based army had “destroyed” the political trail in the country after launching a military campaign to take control of the capital Tripoli almost six months ago, reports Xinhua agency.

Serraj made these remarks at a meeting with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in New York on Thursday announced the Prime Minister’s Information Office. “The Prime Minister said that the aggressor had destroyed the political path and all UN efforts after the declaration of war during the presence of the UN Secretary General in Tripoli,” according to the statement, reported by Xinuha.

The eastern-based army, led by Khalifa Haftar, has been conducting a military campaign since early April to take control of Tripoli and overthrow the Serraj government. Violence has claimed the lives of thousands of people and forced nearly 120,000 people to flee their homes. On wednesday, the spokesman for the Eastern Army said that Mr. Haftar supported the political track and national dialogue in the country. After the 2011 uprising that overthrew the late leader Muammar Gaddafi, Libya was the victim of an escalation of violence and political divisions.

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