U.S. confirms Turkey sent mercenaries from Syria as part of forces to invade Libya

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

LIBYA – The United States of America confirmed Sunday that Turkey sent mercenaries from Syria as part of forces to invade Libya as they arrival in the capital, Tripoli.

The U.S. embassy in Libya warned in a statement on Sunday of the dangers of foreign intervention in Libya, stressing the appearance of Syrian fighters backed by Turkey in Tripoli.

This deterioration in security underscores the dangers of toxic foreign interference in Libya, the Embassy pointed out.

All Libyan parties have a responsibility to end this dangerous involvement of foreign forces, which is contributing to civilian casualties and damaging civilian infrastructure to the detriment of all Libyans, it added.

The U.S. Embassy said it stands ready to support all Libyan efforts to end the violence, curtail the interference of foreign forces, and reestablish a UN-facilitated political dialogue, which is the only path to lasting peace and prosperity.

It is noteworthy that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Sunday evening the start of sending Turkish forces to Tripoli to invade Libya and to support militias loyal to his government against the Libyan National Army (LNA) forces.

“Our soldiers have already started heading to Libya gradually,” Erdogan said.

Turkey will also send senior military personnel, he added, in an interview with the Turkish CNN television.

The announcement came after the Turkish parliament voted on Thursday to approve Erdogan’s proposal to invade Libya militarily, in a move facing widespread domestic and international rejection.


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