LNA: There is a connection between Turkish President Erdogan and Islamic State
TRIPOLI, (BM) – Libyan National Army (LNA) forces arrested in Tripoli one of the most dangerous militants of the Islamic State terrorist group, who arrived in Libya with the assistance of Turkish intelligence, LNA spokesman Major General Ahmed al-Mismari said.
“The units of the Libyan National Army [Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar] in Tripoli arrested Muhammad ar-Ruweidani, one of the most dangerous militants of the Islamic State in Syria. He arrived in Libya with the assistance of Turkish intelligence as the leader of the [group] Feylak al-Sham,” TASS general quotes.
According to al-Mismari, the militant fought on the side of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Faiz Sarraj.
An LNA spokesman said the detention of Muhammad ar-Ruweidani points to “a connection between [Turkish President Tayyip] Erdogan and the group of the Islamic State and other radical groups.”
Recall that on Thursday the Libyan National Army (LNA) released evidence of Turkish military intervention in the conflict in Libya, after which it accused Ankara of violating the arms embargo on 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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