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LNA says ceasefire requires Turkey exit from Libya

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

BENGHAZI – The Libyan National Army (LNA) has said that a ceasefire in Libya would require”a complete Turkish exit” from the war-torn country.

Speaking to Sky New Arabia on Monday, LNA’s spokesman General Brigadier Ahmed Al-Mesmari pointed out Turkey took advantage of previous ceasefire agreements to “send more mercenaries and smuggle weapons through merchant ships”.

“Turkey and Qatar do not want to find any solution to end the Libyan crisis,”Al-Mesmari said, adding that LNA will work “to liberate Libya from Turkish colonialism and militias”.

Ankara established a military foothold in Libya after signing a security agreement with the Tripoli-based Government National Accord (GNA) last year. As part of the agreement, Turkish troops as well as Ankara-backed Syrian mercenaries were deployed to back GNA in an effort fight the Libyan National Army (LNA) in western Libya.

The United Nations has called out Turkey’s violations in Libya in its latest panel of experts report.

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