|Renegade Libyan general vows to hand over Brotherhood leaders to Egypt||
Renegade Libyan General Khalifa Haftar, who is leading armed clashes against the Libyan army, said that his country would cooperate with Egypt on the security front to fight extremists in both countries, adding that Libya has the right to build a strong army to support the Egyptian army, according to Egypt's Al-Mesryoon newspaper.
Speaking from Benghazi, Haftar said that the position of Egypt's former Defense Minister and presidential candidate, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, on the 30 June "revolution" is accurate.
He pointed out that what is happening in Libya is a war on terrorism and stressed that his country will hand over the leaders of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood fleeing to Libya.
Media reports have linked Haftar's moves against Islamic militants in Libya with the Egyptian army leader and the popular, political and religious forces that overthrew elected President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood in a military coup in July of last year.
Arrest warrants issued for Haftar loyalists
Meanwhile, the President of Libya's General National Congress, Nouri Abusahmain, ordered his chief-of-staff on Wednesday to detain the defected soldiers.
Libyan media sources reported the order, which Abusahmain said was issued because of the appearance of some officers and soldiers on TV channels calling for a coup against the legitimate government and the revolution.
Based on acting military legislations, Abusahmain has called for the referral of the defected soldiers to the military prosecutor.
Rocket attack on Benghazi continues
Twenty members of a single family were wounded when a rocket slammed into their home near an army base in Libya's second city Benghazi overnight, medical and security sources said Friday, AFP reported.
The family's home was close to the headquarters of the army's special forces unit in Benghazi, which is backing Haftar who has vowed to crush Islamists in the city, a security official said.
Another rocket hit the base but caused no casualties, the official said.
Haftar launched an assault on Islamists in the city last Friday in which at least 79 people were killed.
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