BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – There are countries helping transfer terrorists from Syria to Libya, the Syrian U.N. Delegate Dr. Bashar Al-Ja’afari told the UNSC on Tuesday.
“How can the fighters be transferred from Syria to Libya unless the support of governments benefiting from it?” Jaafari asked the UNSC, as cited by The Libyan Address.
“We have warned against the transfer of fighters to neighboring countries,” Jaafari added.
Members of both the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham have somehow made their way from Syria to Libya over the last year, prompting the governments in Damascus and Benghazi to question who is aiding their transfer.
Damascus and Benghazi have accused Turkey in recent months of helping to facilitate this transfer, despite Ankara’s rejection of accusations.
Turkey is considered a close ally to the Tripoli-based Government of National Accords (GNA); they are currently fighting the Libyan National Army (LNA), which is led by Field Marshal General Khalifa Haftar.