Libyan National Army captured Turkish fighters in Tripoli


The Libyan National army arrested Turkish fighters fighting in the ranks of the militias of the Government of National Accord (GNA) in the battles of the capital Tripoli.

The “Africa News Gate” obtained the passports possessed by the detainees before being arrested.

It is not the first time that foreign mercenaries are being implicated in the fighting within the ranks of the militias of GNA.

The spokesman for the General Command of the Libyan National Army Brigadier General Ahmed Al-Mesmari announced on Thursday that the pilot’s chair, parachute and pilot’s belongings were found while inspecting the wreckage of the Mirage 1 that were dropped two days ago. The items included some food and a name tag that read “Boris Rice” a pilot from Ecuador who is fighting alongside the militias.

In the same context, Al-Mismari on Thursday published a video of what he said were “foreign militants were fighting with terrorist militias in Tripoli” showing English-speaking soldiers taking part in the battles of the Libyan capital Tripoli as part of the forces of GNA.

GNA is also accused of employing Chadian fighters, particularly in the southern Libyan battles or in its recent offensive against the Tamanhant base, which came to ease the pressure on the Tripoli front.

Several media reports, both local and foreign, have also published the participation of members of the Chadian opposition in the attack of the Third Force of GNA on the military base of Brak, which killed dozens of recruits and civilians in a horrific massacre.

The arrest of elements of Turkey within the Militia of GNA comes to deepen the accusations of Turkey in the involvement in supporting the militias and terrorists in Libya, and discover the role played by Ankara in deepening the Libyan crisis and prolong the crisis and the spread of chaos in the country.

A dangerous and significant Turkish role in supporting terrorism in Libya:

On the wanted list of the Libyan Attorney General, many names appear to be sponsored by Turkey, where Ankara is hosting a large number of those wanted for terrorist crimes in Libya. This is only part of a greater Turkish role in supporting terrorists in the country.

Turkey, which is betting on the forces of political Islam and the jihadist movements to impose its expansionist policy in the Arab countries, represents a platform for all Islamic political groups and jihadist movements.

Turkey has the most important leaders of terrorism in Libya, the most wanted by the Libyan judiciary on charges of involvement in crimes of violence and terrorism and damage to internal national security, as well as a number of leaders of the first row of the Muslim Brotherhood, which had roles suspicious in leading chaos in Libya since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi 2011.

Turkey has offered protection to the former leader of the Libyan Fighting Group, Abdelhakim Belhadj, who is a suspect in the Libyan judiciary and one of the most wanted figures after being found guilty of several attacks on Libyan public facilities and crimes that destabilized Libya.

Also in Turkey are leaders of the Benghazi Shura Council, a “terrorist organization”, most notably Tariq Balam and Ahmed al-Mughrabi, who in November 2017 prevented by British authorities from entering the country on charges of extremism and deported them to Turkey, which granted them permanent residence.

On the Turkish territory there are a number of leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood who enjoy the protection of the Turkish regime, including the member of the outgoing National Congress, “Mohamed Mergham”, who has previously demanded the need for Turkish military intervention in Libya against the Libyan army.

This Turkish support for terrorist groups in Libya does not stop at harboring leaders involved in terrorism and crimes against Libyans, in cases of financial corruption and criminal cases. Ankara also provides the most important media coverage for these groups.

Turkey has dozens of media outlets supporting the terrorist groups with Qatari and Turkish funding. These media platforms provide an important platform for these groups in their battle against the army forces and within their project to perpetuate the chaos and disintegration of these groups and militias and provide Turkey with a fertile environment for carrying out its agenda.

Fighters and weapons.. Turkish hand tampering with the security of Libya:

The Turkish support for these groups does not depend on providing protection and media cover, but rather on direct involvement in Libyan blood by providing weapons and war materiel to these militias, which practice various types of terrorism and crimes in the country.

Dozens of media reports, both local and international, have repeatedly revealed Turkish bulldozers carrying arms and ammunition to terrorist groups in Libya, such as Benghazi, Derna, Misrata and Tripoli.

Since the launch of Operation Karama in the city of Benghazi in 2014, media reports of Turkish ships carrying weapons destined for armed groups in Libya have been reported.

Since 2014, the Libyan National Army has repeatedly declared its bombing of Turkish ships loaded with weapons for the takfirist militias. As Greece in 2015 about a Turkish arms ship bound for Libya.

A few months ago Libyan customs announced the seizure of a Turkish arms shipment at the port of Medina.

The capital under the control of the militias:

The Libyan capital Tripoli since April 4, the current fierce battles in several axes after the launch of the “liberation of Tripoli” by the Libyan National Army against the militias that control the capital of the country since 2011.

Several Western media reports have spoken of the role of militias in undermining security in the capital and its significant impact on the economic situation and its effective control of power in the country’s capital and on GNA.

Die Tageszeitung (a German daily) published a report entitled “Armed militias, the masters of Tripoli,” in which it said that these militias were the real force in Tripoli, adding that “the authority has long lost control over Tripoli. It is the armed militias that control the capital. ”

“The interior minister has 23,000 men under its command, but it can not give them orders, the real masters in the city are the militias,” the report said.


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