Egyptian tanks Abrams and helicopters entered Libya to help Haftar

TRIPOLI, (BM) – A large column of military equipment of the armed forces of Egypt entered Libyan territory to help the Libyan National Army Khalifa Haftar, learned citing RD.

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On the Libyan-Egyptian border on Sunday, June 7, an accumulation of a huge amount of military equipment of the armed forces of Egypt, including American-made Abrams tanks, was noticed.

Telegram channel “Military observer” notes that, according to updated data, a convoy of Egyptian troops entered the territory of Libya.

“The movement of a large convoy of Egyptian armed forces in the direction of the border with Libya was recorded. The convoy, including American-made M1A1 Abrams battle tanks. UPD: it is reported that the convoy entered Libyan territory,” the statement said.

Videos of the Egyptian column heading to the border with Libya are actively published on social networks.

In addition, information appeared about unknown helicopters at the positions of the Libyan National Army in the border area with Egypt.

On Sunday, the head of the Egyptian parliament, Ali Abdel Aal, condemned the intervention of Turkey, acting on the side of the Government of National Accord [GNA], in the affairs of Libya, saying that such actions threaten Arab national security.

He noted that Egypt will not leave its Libyan brothers and will protect them, and also recalled the strength of the Egyptian army, calling it one of the strongest in the world. “Egypt will not be left with tied hands in the defense of Libya,” he concluded.

In May, Egypt reacted harshly to Turkey sending Syrian mercenaries to Libya and announced its readiness to “strike deep into any territory.” The day before Egypt was visited by the commander of the Libyan National Army, Marshal Khalif Haftar, where he met with the Egyptian leader.

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi put forward a plan to resolve the conflict in Libya, which involves the establishment of a ceasefire from June 8. In turn, the representative of the Turkish Foreign Ministry, Hami Aksoy, said that many years of military support for Haftar from Egypt is a violation of UN Security Council resolutions.

Recall that in recent days the Haftar army suffered a series of defeats at the front. GNA troops were able to occupy the old airport in Tripoli, as well as take control of the cities of Beni Walid and Tarhuna.

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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