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AFRICOM commander meets with Al-Sarraj & Salamé three days after the unknown airstrike in Ubari

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

MUNICH – Commander of United States Africa Command (AFRICOM), Thomas D. Waldhauser, met on Saturday with Prime Minister of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Al-Sarraj, in the margins of Munich Security Conference.

According to a statement by GNA’s media office, Waldhauser and Al-Sarraj “discussed in particular the possibility of increasing and expanding security and military coordination with the Libyan military and security services,”

They also discussed “joint coordination to strike the hotbeds of terrorism” and “the pursuit of its remnants wherever they exist,”

In a similar context, Waldhauser also met with Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Ghassan Salamé, in a separate meeting.

According to UNSMIL, Waldhauser and Salamé discussed the security and political situation in Libya and various means to advance the UN-led efforts in the country.

These meetings came just three days after Al-Sarraj’s government claimed on Wednesday that it “raided” a number of al-Qaeda members in Ubari in coordination with the United States. AFRICOM later denied in a statement to The Address that it carried out that airstrike.
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