Arab League rejects foreign interference, transfer of extremists to Libya

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

CAIRO – The Arab League on Tuesday warned against military escalation in Libya and said it would ask the United Nations’ chief and other key countries to work to prevent any foreign interference in the North African nation’s affairs.

The league, in an extraordinary session called by Egypt, voiced its “great concern” over the situation in Libya, which it said threatens the security of neighboring countries. In a statement, it also condemned any foreign intervention that facilitates the flow of terrorists there.

The statement didn’t mention Turkey by name, but its president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is seeking a one-year mandate from parliament to send troops to Libya in support of the Tripoli-based Government of Fayez al-Sarraj (GNA).

Turkey has sent some Syrian mercenaries fighting with GNA militias against the Libyan National Army (LNA) in Tripoli, and it is still preparing to send more, according to the Syrian Human Rights Observatory.


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