Libyan army: “Al-Wifaq” mercenaries violated the armistice

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Source: Arabic.Net – Monia Ghanmi

Clashes resumed, on Tuesday, between the Libyan National Army and the reconciliation government factions in a number of axes of the capital, Tripoli, less than two days after the conclusion of The Berlin conference, which called on both parties to the conflict, to abide by the armistice And stop all hostilities.

The director of the “Moral Guidance Administration” of the General Command of the Libyan National Army, Brigadier Khaled Al Mahjoub, told Al-Arabiya.net that the Syrian mercenaries, whom Turkey brought to the capital Tripoli to fight in the ranks of the Al-Wefaq forces, had violated the agreed truce and started firing shells at The army units stationed at the airport hubs and Abu Salim, which required response and dealing with the source of the fire, despite the army’s full commitment to the truce and the ceasefire.

Al-Mahjoub added, “These violations committed by Al-Wefaq fighters are evidence that the armed militias have not been satisfied with the outcomes of the recent Berlin conference agreed upon by the participating countries and organizations, and will not be obligated to implement them, especially the clause relating to the ceasefire.”

Al-Sarraj “implicitly” admits to bringing in mercenaries

The Libyan Prime Minister Al-Wefaq Fayez al-Sarraj had admitted “implicitly” that his government had brought in Syrian fighters to fight alongside al-Wefaq forces. The saddle said in an interview with “BBC” on Monday: “We do not hesitate to cooperate with any party“To repel what he described as” the assault. “These Saraj statements came after video clips circulating showing the transport of hundreds of pro-Turkish Syrian mercenaries from Syria to Libya on a civilian plane.

And on Sunday, a number of Arab and Western leaders committed, at the conclusion of the “Berlin Conference,” to respecting the arms embargo imposed by the United Nations in 2011 on Libya, and to stop any external interference in this conflict.

A fragile truce

The “Berlin Conference” was held under the auspices of the United Nations and 11 countries participated, including Russia and Turkey. The head of the National Accord Government, Fayez al-Sarraj, and the leader of the Libyan National Army, Khalifa Hifter, refused to meet during the conference, nor did they sign any documents.

The attendees of the “Berlin Conference” stressed that there is no “military solution” to the conflict that has been tearing Libya for ten years, according to what German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced at the end of the talks.

The forces participating in the “Berlin Conference” agreed to support the fragile truce, and to adhere tocease-fire And not to intervene militarily in Libya



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