Head of Libya’s High State Council: We’re with political solutions but capable of military confrontation

The Head of Libya’s High Council of State Khalid Al-Mishri has indicated that the Government of National Accord (GNA) and its Army forces have depicted in one month period over 110 military aircraft in support of mercenaries loyal to warlord Khalifa Haftar in Sirte and Jufra.

Speaking in a joint presser with the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Thursday in Tripoli, the Head of Libya’s High Council of State said they had been constantly monitoring the movements of mercenaries in the region.

“We want peaceful political solutions but at the same time we are capable of military confrontation agasint the waorld and his mercenaries.” Al-Mishri added.

In the meantime, a source from Jufra reported that the Russian Wagner Group mercenaries as well as Haftar’s militias had moved toward Al-Faat checkpoint in southern Shuweirif area; some 65 km away from the road toward Brak Al-Shaati.

The source said that another military convoy for Russian Wagner Group mercenaries had evacuated their position in Waddan area on Wednesday and headed to Sirte, adding that the area was seeing unusual military mobilization.

The source, who preferred to remain anonymous, said Haftar’s militias infiltrated over the last days the area of Al-Garyat; 90 km to the northwest of Shuweirif.

Meanwhile, speaking in the same press conference with Al-Mishri, theTurkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu revealed that there’s an offer to surrender Sirte and Jufra to Libya’s GNA, adding that talks for this proposal are still underway.

Cavusoglu arrived Thursday in Tripoli and met immediately with the Head of the High Council of State Khalid Al-Mishri. After the meeting, the two officials held a joint press conference.

The Turkish Foreign Minister said in the presser that the situation in Libya is very complicated and Ankara has assured Russia, which backs warlord Haftar, that the political solution process is still ongoing.

Cavusoglu added that warlord Haftar doesn’t believe in political solution or even the ceasefire, reiterating that Haftar’s supporter, France, is looking away from the arms and military equipment being delivered to Haftar’s militias via Egypt and Syria.


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