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Sarraj urges Trump to stop LNA’s backers from meddling in Libya

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

The head of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez al-Sarraj, has urged US President Donald Trump to stop foreign support to the military operations launched by Libyan National Army (LNA) led by Marshal Khalifa Haftar to liberate Tripoli.

Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Sarraj said LNA’s backers were turning Libya into a proxy battleground, risking a war with global implications and further mass migration to Europe.

The latest contacts between Trump and Marshal Haftar have helped change the US president’s view on the developments in Tripoli, said the sources.

A statement issued by the White House in April said that Trump recognizes “Haftar’s significant role in fighting terrorism and securing Libya’s oil resources.”

It said the two discussed during a phone conversation a “shared vision for Libya’s transition to a stable, democratic political system.”

Sarraj’s office said on Thursday that the GNA leader ended a tour to European countries after visiting Italy, Germany, France and the United Kingdom.

The statement said that Sarraj was back in Tripoli.

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