Libyan National Army shot down a Turkish drone
TRIPOLI, (BM) – The Libyan National Army (LNA) shot down a Turkish drone in the area of Al-Vatiya airbase, the LNA press service said on May 16 on its Twitter page, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
“LNA forces shot down a Turkish UAV in the area of Al-Vatiya airbase,” the LNA said.
Al-Vatiya airbase is under the control of the LNA. On the eve of the units of the Government of National Accord (GNA), they attempted to storm the air base.
Since January 2, the Turkish army officially supports the GNA in the civil war in Libya.
Libyan civil war
In Libya, armed clashes are currently taking place between supporters of different leaders. The country is led by the Government of National Accord (GNA), headed by Prime Minister Fayez Saraj, the “eastern government” led by Abdullah Abdurrahaman at-Thani.
The eastern government is supported by the commander of the Libyan National Army, Khalifa Haftar.
Recall that January 13 in Moscow, negotiations were held between the heads of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Khalif Haftar and the Government of National Accord (GNA) Faiz Sarraj. Also present were members of the Foreign Ministries of Russia and Turkey.
On the meeting the commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, has notified Russia about the conditions for continuing negotiations on the signing of a peace agreement in Libya.
According to the requirements of Haftar, the militias operating in Libya are required to surrender weapons in the period from 45 to 90 days. This process should be controlled by a special commission created by the LNA together with the UN
Haftar also refused to recognize Turkey as an intermediary in resolving the situation in Libya, since the Turkish side is not neutral and supports the Government of National Accord (GNA).
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