28/07/2020 – Libyan National Army (LNA) spokesman Ahmed al-Mismari accused on Monday Turkey of delivering military equipment through commercial vessels to militias loyal to the Government of National Accord (GNA).
In televised remarks, he added that Turkey was using American-made tanks and the Hawk missile system on Libyan territories.
The first condition for reaching a ceasefire in Libya is Turkey’s complete withdrawal from the country, he added.
Moreover, Ankara is exploiting the current lull in fighting to bring in more mercenaries to the country, he continued.
Sahel-Elite (Bamako-Mali) | Photo: Libyan National Army (LNA) spokesman Ahmed al-Mismari. (Reuters)
ANKARA/CAIRO – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared recently that his country’s intelligence work on Libyan soil was able to halt the ground progress of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) while security sources in Cairo told The Arab Weekly that Egyptian intelligence was aware of the smallest details of what was happening in the western side of Libya, which is controlled by the Turkey-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) led by Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj. Continuer à lire … « Turkish, Egyptian intelligence services vie for influence in Libya »
27/07/2020 – Press sources confirmed on Friday the arrival of 6 bodies of Syrian mercenaries from Libya to the city of Afrin, near the Syrian-Turkish border, noting that their deaths came in a clash among each other in mid-July south of Tripoli, in addition to that 9 other bodies were found in a cemetery in Tarhuna. Continuer à lire … « Libya / Syria : Afrin receives 6 bodies of Syrian mercenaries killed in Libya »
21/07/2020 – Egypt’s parliament on Monday approved deploying the armed forces to combat militias outside the western borders.
A closed-doors session was held to discuss an important topic, according to what House of Representatives Speaker Ali Abdelaal announced after the morning session ended. Continuer à lire … « Egypt approves sending armed forces to fight outside western borders »
13/07/2020 – In a statement late Saturday, Ahmed al-Mesmari, a spokesman for the LNA, called for oil revenues to flow into a bank account in a foreign country with a ‘clear mechanism’ to distribute funds fairly among Libya’s regions. Continuer à lire … « Libya – National Libyan Army sets conditions for lifting oil blockade »
09/07/2020 – ‘We call on the international community to face the danger of the terrorist organisations in Libya,’ he said, adding that the Islamic State terrorist organisation has resurfaced once again in some Western Libyan cities.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry told the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday that Egypt will not allow militias to threaten its security. Continuer à lire … « Egypt will not allow militias to threaten its security: FM Shoukry at UN Security Council meeting on Libya »
06/07/2020 – A leading Iraqi expert on the Islamic State and other militant groups has been shot dead in Baghdad after receiving threats from Iran-backed militias, security officials said. Continuer à lire … « Iraqi expert on Islamic State shot dead in Baghdad »
10/05/2020 – The US does not support the offensive byLibya’s eastern-based military leader Khalifa Haftar against Tripoli and believes Russia is working with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to move militia fighters and equipment to Libya, senior US officials said. Continuer à lire … « Russian, Syrian co-operating moving militia to Libya – claim »
16/04/2020 – On March 8, al-Qaeda’s affiliate in the Sahel region — Jama‘at Nusrat al-Islam wa-l-Muslimin (“The Group for Supporting Islam and Muslims” or JNIM) — released a communiqué accepting an offer by the Malian government to negotiate a peace. The jihadists set only one precondition for entering into negotiations: “Ending the racist, arrogant, French Crusader occupation.” Continuer à lire … « France Should Give Mali Space to Negotiate with Jihadists »
23/03/2020 – The UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) said Tuesday that militias affiliated with Eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar targeted the Ain Zara prison facility in southern Tripoli. Continuer à lire … « Libya: Haftar militias target prison in Tripoli »