Turkey transferred tanks to Libya for military action against Haftar’s forces
TRIPOLI, (BM) – Turkey transferred tanks to Libya, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Anna-News. They will participate in hostilities on the side of the forces of the Government of National Accord during the battles against the Libyan national army of Haftar.
Yesterday in the suburb of the Libyan capital Tripoli Tarjuna were seen tanks M-60A. Obviously, it was delivered from Turkey to support the GNA forces. Of course, the M-60A1 is outdated morally and physically, however, in the conditions of the Libyan war, where T-55 tanks are actively used, less often T-62, and T-72 in general have become a rarity, the Turkish machine can be quite successfully used on the battlefield.
Given the fact that the armed forces of the GNA have an extremely low level of combat training, it is most likely that the M-60A1 will be controlled by military personnel from Turkey. Turkish intervention in the war in Libya is gradually increasing.
So, last year Ankara deployed its attack drones in the course of hostilities. In January, self-propelled artillery mounts and anti-aircraft missile systems were deployed, which are most likely served by Turkish military personnel.
In April, the Turkish naval forces entered the fighting, and in May, the Turks significantly increased the supply of weapons to the PNS forces, which are carried out with the help of military transport aircraft.
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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