Haftar’s forces are fighting in Tripoli; Turkey promised military support of Libya; More US troops in Syria

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PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on December 16 in last six hours from BulgarianMilitary.com:

Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s forces are fighting 10 km from the center of Tripoli

In Libya, the forces of the rebel field marshal Khalifa Haftar are fighting 10 kilometers from the center of the capital. According to the Turkish TRT channel, the sound of gunfire is heard in the city, a significant part of Tripoli remains without light.

Haftar announced the attack on the city, held by supporters of the UN-recognized government of national consent, at the beginning of the year. Currently, there are two executive bodies in the country.

Turkey ready to give any military support Libya needs – Erdogan

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday Turkey is ready to provide Tripoli any military support it needs after Ankara and Libya’s internationally recognised government signed a security deal.

“We will be protecting the rights of Libya and Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean,” he said on A Haber TV. “We are more than ready to give whatever support necessary to Libya.”

Khalifa Haftar, who leads forces in eastern Libya, “is not a legitimate leader…and is representative of an illegal structure,” Erdogan said after meeting in Istanbul with Fayez al-Sarraj, prime minister of Libya’s Government of National Accord.

US sends more troops to Syria oil fields

The United States has recently deployed more military reinforcements to Syria’s northeastern oil fields controlled by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) militia, Anadolu reported.

The agency quoted local sources in the Syrian governorate of Deir Ez-Zor as saying that the US troops entered the area on Saturday night from the Al Waleed border crossing – also known as Al-Tanf crossing – with Iraq and headed towards the oil fields south of Hasakah governorate.

According to the sources, the convoy of logistic reinforcements consisting of about 100 trucks, ambulances as well as buses and fuel tanks.

In early December, a US reinforcements convoy of 150 trucks entered Syria from the Al Waleed and Zamalka border crossings and headed towards the oil fields of Deir Ez-Zor.

US President Donald Trump has previously said he will not allow Daesh to seize the oil fields in northern Syria and will keep troops in the country to this end.

Russia, however, questioned America’s intentions saying it only wants to steal Syria’s oil.

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