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The official representative of the Libyan national army Ahmad al-Mesmari announced the existence in Turkey of “open lines” for the supply of weapons and militants of the “Islamic state” (IG, an organization banned in Russia) from Syria to Libya. It is reported by Al Masdar News.
Turkish Ambassador to Tunisia ömer Faruk Dogan has denied this information. According to him, these allegations are “false” and not credible. The diplomat pointed out that al-Mesmari “is not checked the accuracy of the information, which was based on false statements.”
“Unfounded accusations do not contribute to neither the world, nor the Tunisian-Turkish relations, but on the contrary, weaken them”, — quotes the words of Dogan publishing.
The diplomat added that Turkey favours a political settlement in Libya, but the Turkish government also intends to defend the unity of Syria and Iraq and all countries where there is conflict.
On 16 April, the head of the national consensus government of Libya Fayez al-Sarraj said that the unstable situation in Libya may lead to the fact that about 800 thousand citizens of this country and within its territory migrants head for European shores. He added that among the refugees there may be terrorists.
4 April the commander of the Libyan national army, field Marshal Khalifa Haftar ordered the troops to launch an offensive on Tripoli. In his address to the army, he said that “the time has come to liberate Tripoli from the rebels and terror.”
In 2011, the Libyan civil war broke out. Was overthrown and killed Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, who ruled the country since 1969. On the side of his opponents fought the forces of the international coalition, which includes France, USA, UK and other countries. Currently, Libya is in a situation of dual power: on the East in the city of Tobruk, seat of the Parliament supporting the Haftarot, in the West in Tripoli — the national consensus government declared the field Marshal as a war criminal.
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