Libya’s 5+5 military commission convenes in Sirte

The Libyan 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC), which is comprised of delegations from the Government of National Accord (GNA) and Khalifa Haftar’s forces, has informed Berlin Conference stakeholders that it will resume meetings in Sirte on Thursday, according to the member form the Government of National Accord’s side, Mukhtar Naqasa.

Naqasa told Libya Alharar TV Wednesday that the meeting would be attended by UNSMIL officials, saying it would review ramifications of ignoring the points of the ceasefire as well as the support and security for international monitors.

He also indicated that the Sirte meetings would touch upon the ways of withdrawing mercenaries and clearing mines as well as the obstacles that faced efforts to reopen Sirte-Misrata road, in addition to exchanging prisoners of war, and those detained based on their IDs.

The 5+5 JMC agreed last October on a ceasefire agreement in Geneva. Among the critical and essential points of the agreement was the departure of all mercenaries and foreign elements from Libya, especially from Sirte and Jufra, where pro-Haftar Russian Wagner Group mercenaries as well as elements from the Sudanese Janjaweed rebels are positioned.

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