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Washington and Berlin concerned over growing involvement of mercenaries in Libya

The US Secretary of State and German Foreign Minister have expressed concerns over the violations of the UN arms embargo and the growing involvement of mercenaries as well as contractors of private military firms in Libya’s ongoing fighting.

These remarks came in a statement for the spokesperson of the US Department of State, Morgan Ortagus, on Friday.

Ortagus said Secretary Mike Pompeo and German counterpart Heiko Maas discussed on the phone the ongoing international efforts to support the United Nations’ envoy Ghassan Salame to achieve a ceasefire and a return to the political process in Libya.

Western security and media reports have pointed out more than once the presence of Russian security firms in Libya, especially Wagner Group, which recruited mercenaries to fight alongside Khalifa Haftar’s forces.

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