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GNA’s Foreign Minister sacks Libyan charge d’affaires in Cairo, source

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

CAIRO – Foreign Minister of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), Mohamed Siala, has sacked Libyan charge d’affaires in Cairo Hanan Zaghbia, a senior diplomatic source told The Address.

Siala reportedly fired Zaghbia over her refusal to issue a prepared statement condemning the military operation of the Libyan National Army (LNA) in Tripoli.

According to the source, Zaghabia described the statement as “misleading and unbalanced” as it focuses on unverified allegations of war crimes against LNA; while it turns a blind eye on the presence of terrorists and wanted individuals among GNA forces as confirmed by the European Union and other international bodies.

Siala appointed Fawzi Tantouch as the new charge d’affaires of the Libyan mission in Cairo. Tantouch is an employee at the Libyan embassy and served under Zaghbia.

Shortly after his appointment, Tantouch and others broke into Zaghbia’s office, changed the locks and told the embassy’s staff not to deal with Zaghbia ever again.

The source also revealed that Tantouch has seized documents regrading investigation of corruption involving Libyan investments in Egypt.

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