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Erdogan says 2 Turkish troops killed in Libya

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday two Turkish troops were killed in Libya where they back the internationally-recognized government in the north African state’s conflict, adding allied Syrians are honored to fight there too.Turkey has been providing military support...

Libya government says Haftar’s forces must withdraw troops near Tripoli

Libya’s foreign affairs minister said on Monday that the internationally recognized government is insisting that the troops of eastern commander Khalifa Haftar withdraw from near the capital Tripoli as part of military talks in Geneva.“Our delegation is insisting that...

Libya’s LNA says ready to battle Turkish forces if talks fail

Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar vowed on Friday to fight Turkish forces if peace talks in Geneva failed, in comments to a Russian news agency.The eastern military commander, who is backed by Russia, gave the interview to RIA Novosti after...

Libya’s Haftar ready for ceasefire if Turkish, Syrian mercenaries leave

Libyan National Army (LNA) Commander Khalifa Haftar said he would be ready for a ceasefire if Turkish and Syrian mercenaries left the country and Ankara stopped supplying weapons to Libya’s UN-recognized government in Tripoli, RIA reported.The UN-recognized Government of...

Turkey says its guarantees in Libya depend on durable ceasefire

Turkey’s guarantees in Libya are dependent on a truce between warring sides being upheld, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday, adding that Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar was violating the ceasefire.Turkey backs Libya’s internationally recognized Government of National...

Ship captain arrested in probe of trafficking Turkish arms to Libya

Authorities in northern Italy arrested the captain of a Lebanese-flagged cargo ship on suspicion of international arms trafficking Wednesday while they investigate if the vessel transported tanks, rockets and other weapons from Turkey to Libya.The captain is under investigation...

Erdogan criticizes EU move to enforce arms embargo on Libya

Turkish President on Wednesday criticized the European Union’s decision to launch a new maritime effort focused on enforcing the U.N arms embargo around Libya, accusing European nations that agreed to launch the new operation of “interfering in the region.”Erdogan...

Turkish drone downed in Ain Zara, south of Libya’s Tripoli

The Libyan National Army (LNA) announced Tuesday evening, the shooting down of a Turkish drone in Ain Zara, south of the capital, Tripoli following LNA seaport offensive reports Al Arabiya.The Libyan army spokesman said that the drone had taken...

Tripoli government halts participation in Geneva talks after attacks on seaport

Libya’s internationally recognized government announced late Tuesday it would suspend participation in UN talks aimed at brokering a lasting ceasefire in the war-torn country where a fragile truce has been repeatedly violated.The pull-out came after a barrage of rocket...

Breaking news! Tripoli seaport bombed, Turkish cargo ship targeted

A Turkish cargo ship carrying ammunition and weapons coming from Turkey was targeted by the Libyan army at the Tripoli port Tuesday, according to Al Arabiya news.UN Libya envoy Ghassan Salame confirmed the port was attacked, without giving additional...
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