TRIPOLI, (BM) – The Libyan city of Gharyan over the past day has become a place of fierce clashes between the attacking this large settlement of the Libyan National Army (LNA) under the command of Marshal Khalifa Haftar and the Government of the National Accord (GNA), led by Faiz Saraj and supported by pro-Turkish forces, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing several news agencies. [Libyan Express, EurAsia Daily, AMN]
Gharyan, located 80 kilometers south of Tripoli, is under the control of the GNA, like the Libyan capital itself. Earlier, Haftar’s troops managed to drive out Saraj’s detachments from the city of Al-Asaba (120 km west of Tripoli) and launch an offensive on Gharyan.
As reported today, June 2, the Libyan Express publication, the formation of the GNA supporded by pro-Turkish forces has so far successfully restrained the onslaught of the LNA by imposing “viscous fights” on it near the city.
The front line, according to Monday night, was in the suburbs of Gut al-Ri, said Mayor Garyana Yousef al-Badri (GNA). According to him, the enemy in the person of the LNA combines ground operations with air raids with the help of attack drones, delivered from the United Arab Emirates.
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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