Haftar Armed Forces have destroyed Turkish ship carrying ammunition and weapons (video)
TRIPOLI, (BM) – The representative of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Khalid al-Mahjub, announced the destruction of a Turkish ship in the port of Tripoli, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Al-Arabiya TV and UN representative for Libya.
According to the statement, the ship “was transporting weapons and ammunition destined for armed groups.”
According to al-Mahjub, a vessel with this cargo arrived from Turkey, which is a violation of international agreements prohibiting the supply of weapons to Libya.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Libyan information portal Al-Wasat reported the shelling suffered by Tripoli’s main seaport. According to the portal, several shells exploded in the port.
The Special Representative of the UN Secretary General in Libya, Hasan Salam, confirmed the shelling of the port of Tripoli, while reporting violations of the arms embargo, as well as the facts of the transfer of foreign fighters to Libya.
The shelling took place against the background of the second round of meetings of the Libyan Joint Military Committee (5 + 5), which began in Geneva, aimed at achieving a long-term ceasefire.
Turkey has sent troops and weapons to support the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), which is fighting against the LNA, led by Gen. Khalifa Haftar, for control of Libya. Ankara has also been accused of sending Syrian mercenary fighters to the country, including freed ISIS prisoners.
The presence of the Turkish ammunition ship comes despite the European Union’s attempts to enforce an arms ban on Libya.
“The arms embargo has become a joke, we all really need to step up here,” said UN Deputy Special Representative to Libya Stephanie Williams on Sunday.
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