BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – The Libyan National Army (LNA) has reportedly entered and established full control over the city of Ubari in southwestern Libya this evening.
According to Al-Arabiya, ”The Libyan army entered the city of Ubari and took full control of it.”
The capture of Ubari by the Libyan National Army comes just days after they gave the militias there a deadline to withdrawal; they refused, thus resulting in a military operation.
The Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) forces have slammed the move by the LNA as a new violation of the ceasefire that was established earlier this year.
On the other hand, the Turkish parliament approved on Tuesday, a request from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to extend the work of Turkish military forces in Libya for a period of 18 months, at a time when Ankara strongly supports the Government of National Accord in Tripoli.
The Turkish parliament posted through its Twitter account that “the presidential request to extend the mandate to send military forces to Libya for a period of 18 months was approved.”