BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:20 P.M.) – The Libyan National Army (LNA) will be ‘victorious against the “Turkish invaders” that are aiding the Government of National Accord (GNA), the LNA’s spokesperson, Ahmad Al-Mismari said on Friday, as reported by Asharq Al-Aswat.
Mismari’s comments were said to have been the first made since a Turkish government delegation traveled to Tripoli to meed with the GNA about the ongoing conflict.
The LNA spokesperson said that Turkish delegation traveled to the Libyan capital to “reap the spoils” of the North African nation.
Mismari said the Libyan National Army would resist the “takfiri militias and Turkish invaders”, as they refuse to give into Ankara’s demands and threats.
“The Turks will not succeed in seizing Libya’s resources, which will only belong to the free Libyans,” he stressed.
At the same time, the Libyan National Army declared the areas of Wadi Jarf and Al-Washaka a new military operations zone.
The Libyan Army spokesperson called on the people living in these areas to avoid the battlefield in the coming days, as the LNA combats the GNA east of Misrata city.
Turkey’s military support to the GNA forces in Libya has proven effective thus far, as the latter has managed to retake several areas lost this year.