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Mufti of Libya has called inhabitants of the country, as well as other Muslims to fight against Russian occupation. On Wednesday, July 1, reported the Turkish Anadolu Agency in his Telegram channel.
According to the Agency, the corresponding call contains the fatwa, issued by the muftiat. The text notes that Russian mercenaries allegedly invaded Libya “to control territories and resources.”
“This is evident in the actions of mercenaries in cities, airports and oil fields of our country. Muslims, regardless of location, should endeavor to fight with the Russian mercenaries”, — reads the statement of the mufti.
It also notes that residents should avoid all trade relations with the Russian mercenaries.
Earlier in July, Vice-Chairman of the Supreme Council of sheikhs and elders of the tribes of Libya al-Senussi al-Khaliq said that the tribes of Libya advocated that Russia played more active role in resolving the crisis in the country. He noted that Moscow’s position on settlement of the conflict meets the national interests of the people of Libya, and the Russians are strong allies with a lot of experience.
On 26 June it was reported that Russian mercenaries invaded the oil field in al-Sharara and met with representatives of protection of objects of NOC. The Chairman of the petroleum Corporation said that “Libyan oil destined for the Libyan people”, rejecting all attempts of foreigners to prevent the resumption of oil production.
17 June, the African command of the US Armed forces stated that on the side of the Libyan national army (LNA) field Marshal Khalifa the Haftarot are fighting two thousand fighters of private military companies (PMCs) Wagner.
In the country, the confrontation between the national consensus Government (NTC) Fayeza Zarraga, which controls Tripoli and areas to the West of the country and supported by Turkey and the Libyan national army under the command of field Marshal Khalifa the Haftarot being supported by Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Its informal allies are France and the UAE — the latter, according to some, supplying army equipment, including purchased from Russia.
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