In Libya, although both the Libyan National Army (LNA) and the Tripoli based Government of National Accord (GNA) have announced a humanitarian truce to deal with the Corona virus (COVID-19) last Saturday, the two sides have accused each other since Sunday of violating the truce. On Monday the LNA spokesman, Ahmed Al-Mismari, accused GNA forces of violating the declared truce in Al-Hirah, south of Tripoli and of bombing its forces with artillery. The GNA operation room “Vulcan of Anger” announced that two people had been killed by a bullet that landed in their home in Ain Zara on Monday. The Tripoli forces, a coalition of armed groups and criminal gangs, have received from Turkey a large amount of reinforcements, included thousands of Syrian fighters transferred by the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, from the Syrian city of Idlib to Libya.
Yesterday, the Libyan National Army (LNA) led by Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar captured a Syrian mercenary fighting with the militias of the Tripoli-based Government at Ain Zara battle axis in southern Tripoli. LNA fended off on Wednesday a massive attack on its forces, by militias allied with GNA, at al-Witia air base west of Tripoli, according to local sources. “Our forces fend off a massive attack by Erdogan’s mercenaries and terrorist organizations militias on al-Witia air base, defeating them, where they suffered huge losses,” confirmed the Media Center of LNA al-Karama Operations Room. “These are the militias that do not recognize armistice, agreements or humanitarian situations,” the Center added.
LNA was forced to fight because GNA militias launched an operation to control the military air base, violating the humanitarian truce for confronting Coronavirus pandemic. This operation was coordinated by Turkish officials in Tripoli confirming that even not the coronavirus can stop the sultan Erdogan in his crazy colonial expansion venture. Millions of citizens in Libya are prohibited from essential services and are at risk of not receiving adequate treatment if the disease starts to spread faster, due to the militias supported by Erdogan who in his country, on the other hand, is taking the necessary measures to contain the virus, including the arrest of hundreds of journalists.
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