Seventh Brigade: We are committed to the truce and retreated due to intensity of the missiles

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – The Seventh Brigade affirmed its commitment to the ceasefire agreement and that it is still following the movements of the other armed groups, explaining that what happened in the recent clashes does not constitute any gain for these groups.

The Brigade explained in a military briefing that the reason for its withdrawal from Yarmouk Camp was due to the intensity of the missiles targeted against its stationed force at the camp, which led the commander of the force to communicate with the Operations Room.

The order was issued to withdraw from the site to protect the force, which retreated immediately for a distance of 3 kilometers towards the area of Salah al-Din. The Brigade pointed out that this site does not have any value on the ground, the goal is not Yarmouk camp, but all state institutions as the Brigade put it.

The Seventh Brigade confirmed in its statement that the rest of its units still control the rest of their concentrations, noting that the clashes resulted in the deaths of dozens and the capture of 7 individuals affiliated with the armed groups, including an individual accused of terrorism, the Brigade said.

Tripoli recently witnessed violent clashes between militias funded by the proposed Government of National Accord, which resulted in the killing of more than 100 people, while hundreds other are injured, displaced and missing.

The Libyan National Army (LNA), which controls the whole Cyrenaica east of Libya and major parts of the south and the west, has announced yesterday that it has nothing to do with the clashes between the GNA-funded militias in Tripoli, pointing out that all the areas under its control enjoy security and peace, after extremist militias were defeated last year by LNA forces.


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