Haftar: ‘Turkish soldiers are a target, do not give them mercy’

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TRIPOLI, (BM) – Turkish soldiers and mercenaries are the target of the Libyan National Army (LNA), said the head of the LNA, Khalifa Haftar, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Libya Review report.

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“Every Turkish soldier, a mercenary sent by [Turkish President Recep] Erdogan to Libya, and every traitor who allowed the occupier to return, is the target of our armed forces. Do not give them mercy” said Haftar.

The LNA and the Government of National Accord (GNA) are parties to the conflict in the civil war in Libya. The Turkish army officially supports the GNA.

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).

Read more: The Turkish fleet simply closed the sky over Libya

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