Libyan Air Force carried out airstrikes on Haftar’s position at Sirte Port

TRIPOLI, (BM) – The attacks on the Libyan National Army (LNA) Khalifa Haftar’s units are being carried out by the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) in the port city of Sirte, learned citing Al-Masdar report on June 6.

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According to the publication, the official representative of the armed forces of the GNA, Colonel Muhammad Kanunu, confirmed during his press conference that “the Air Force carried out five airstrikes south of Sirte on military vehicles, including [delivered – ed.) UAE, terrorists and mercenaries of Haftar”.

In addition, according to the Turkish agency Anadolu, GNA forces launched Operation Path to Victory: the goal of which is to liberate the city of Sirte, the southern port areas and the Jufra air base from the LNA forces.

Recall that the Libyan city of Sirte, located on the shores of Sidra Bay in the southern Mediterranean Sea, is located 450 km east of Tripoli. The population of the city is about 75 thousand people.

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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