The Address | Benghazi – Libya
TUKRAH – “Ordered, disciplined soldiers under a single command against the anarchic chaos of the militias defending Fayez Al-Sarraj,” this was reported today by Italian journalist Lorenzo Cremonesi of Corriere della Sera newspaper after visiting the Military Academy of the Libyan National Army (LNA) in the eastern town of Turkrah.
At the moment about 1,500 cadets are trained for a three-year course of study at the Academy.
According to the Head of the Academy, 66-year-old Brigadier General Emraja al Amami, about 2,000 volunteers appear each year and more or less than 500 pass the entrance exams.
Officials at the Academy denied accusations of targeting civilians made by Al-Sarraj’s government. The Academy officials, for their part, accused militias fighting with Al-Sarraj of committing heinous crimes, similar to the ones documented in Benghazi and Derna, such as extrajudicial killings and mutilation of victims’ bodies.
LNA’s soldiers told Corriere della Sera that they are ready to defeat Al-Sarraj and his militias.