The Address | Benghazi – Libya
TRIPOLI – Hundreds of protesters in Qasr bin Ghashir town, located about 20 km south of central Tripoli, have gathered today to denounce the security and maritime agreements signed between the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) and Turkey.
The protesters condemned Turkey’s decision to send troops to Libya in support of GNA. They also condemned the actions of the militias and terrorist groups that affect civilians such as indiscriminate bombing.
They renewed their support for the Libyan National Army (LNA), led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, which is currently battling GNA-allied militias in the capital.
The protesters, many of whom are young men, expressed their readiness to fight Turkish troops and defend their homeland.
In April, LNA launched a military operation to fight against militias and terrorist groups, which have been the main cause of chaos in the capital since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. In response, GNA forged an alliance with these militias, claiming that LNA wants to overthrow Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj.