The Russian Wagner mercenaries left western Libya, Anadolu said

TRIPOLI, (BM) – Up to 1,600 people from the Russian private military company Wagner (PMC Wagner) left the territory of the armed conflict in western Libya, learned citing Turkish news agency Anadolu on May 25.

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The information is also confirmed by the representative of the headquarters of the command of the armed forces of the GNA, Mohammed Kunun.

He said that the Wagner mercenaries took off on two military transport aircraft from Beni Walid Airport. Kunun also noted that their whereabouts are currently unknown.

According to the representative of the GNA, in Libya, the mercenaries of PMC Wagner fought on the side of the Libyan National Army, commanded by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.

Recall, in December last year, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that about two thousand soldiers of PMC Wagner are 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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