Libyan government gives Haftar one last chance to retreat

TRIPOLI, (BM) – The army of the internationally recognized Government of national consent (GNA) of Libya suspended operations for 48 hours against fighters of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar. Thus, Tripoli makes it possible to avoid escalation, learned citing Anadolu report.

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It is noted that the government’s army will not strike at vehicles and equipment of Haftar’s fighters retreating to cities south of Tripoli. However, she will continue to patrol the area and strike if the LNA tries to advance north. The GNA added that this is “the last chance for illegal armed groups from the east of Libya.”

Currently, the LNA is fighting with the GNA forces, on the side of which Turkey stands, supplying it with equipment, ammunition and air support. The troops controlled by Haftaru are supported by Egypt and Saudi Arabia, France and the UAE are also its unofficial allies – the latter, according to some reports, supplied LNA equipment, including equipment purchased from Russia.

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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