Libyan army arrested 13 fighters in Tropoli, including mercenaries from Turkey

Libyan army announced the arrest of 13 militia members in the Tripoli hubs.

The media center of the Al-Karama Operations Chamber explained, in a statement via “Facebook”, on Thursday evening, that 13 militia members had been arrested in the Tripoli hubs, including mercenaries from their mission to Turkey, according to the statement.

This comes after the two parties have returned to The negotiations in Geneva, After the reconciliation government suspended its participation earlier. A UN spokesman said on Thursday that the warring parties in Libya had returned to negotiations aimed at saving a fragile ceasefire in the North African country after the talks were suspended earlier this week.

It is noteworthy that the Libyan army had recently stepped up its accusations against Ankara and the Turkish president of interfering in Libya. The Libyan army spokesman, Ahmed Al-Mesmari, said in his latest remarks on Wednesday that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is heading for an escalation that is very large, and he is speaking as if he is the president of Tripoli. “Erdogan does not care about the Libyan people, he only cares about Libyan gas and oil,” he added.

The army, led by Khalifa Haftar, had announced two days earlier, a military strike against a weapons and ammunition depot in the port of Tripoli, in response to the breach of the armistice between the two parties.

In response to this attack, the government of National Accord headed by Fayez al-Sarraj announced the suspension of its participation in the military talks in Geneva, and the “Military 5 + 5 Commission”.

Before the Geneva meetings, the German capital, Berlin, hosted on January 19 an international conference on Libya, in which the participants agreed to strengthen the armistice, stop attacks on oil installations, and ban the supply of arms to Libya.


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