The Libyan national army will continue the fight against terrorism
The Libyan national army (LNA) under the leadership of Marshal Khalifa Haftorah continues the fight against terrorism, but at the same time intends to participate in the political process, said the General staff of the LNA.
The LDF reminded that the recent redeployment of their forces is a reaction to the demands of partners and the calls of the international community to start a political process. "We absolutely intend (to the political process – ed.) that will lead to a permanent peace settlement on the basis of the principles of our people, first and foremost, ensure the unity of Libya and its territorial integrity", - said in a statement.
Earlier, the LDF was informed of the relocation outside Tripoli for the resumption of the talks of the military Committee (5 5). However, according to the official representative of the LDF Ahmed al-Mismari, the forces of the national consensus Government (NTC) with the support of Turkish UAV began to strike of the army during its relocation.
Army of Haftarot in a statement also welcomed the position of several Arab countries, have taken the side of the LDF and "feel a threat from terrorist groups controlling Tripoli and illegitimate Presidential Council". Also LNA were welcomed by all the countries that supported her in the fight against terrorism.
The LDF called on other Arab States, as well as "a country striving for peace", to support her in the fight against terrorism and "to objectively assess what is happening actually in Libya", as these events will have a serious impact on security in the region.
The UN reported in early June that a delegation of the NTC and LNA are involved in the negotiations in the framework of the third round of discussions of the joint military Commission "5 5". With the parties managed to discuss the latest developments in Libya, in addition, they provided comments to the draft agreement on the ceasefire, which the UN offered them February 23, 2020.
Earlier talks military Commission in the format "5 on 5" was held in Geneva. The Commission consisted of five senior officers from the Palestinian national consensus Government and five senior officers of the Libyan national army.
In Libya, the confrontation between the Government of national consensus Fayeza Zarraga, which controls Tripoli and areas to the West of the country and supported by Turkey and the Libyan national army under the command of Khalifa the Haftarot, political supported by Egypt.
In Cairo on 6 June took place the meeting of President of Egypt with the Haftarot and the head sits in the East of Libya, house of representatives, Aquila Saleh. Following the meeting, the head of Egypt announced the "Cairo initiative," which includes a cease-fire throughout Libya from June 8 and conditions for a political settlement. The initiative was supported by Russia, the US and several Arab States, including Saudi Arabia and the UAE. It was opposed by the NTC and Turkey.
For more than a year the army of the Haftarot trying to hit the Libyan capital. Both sides claim that opponents are using weapons and manpower from the outside. In recent weeks, the NTC forces have reported significant progress in the battle for Tripoli and announced the intention to build on the success, to establish control over the city of Sirte and other areas to the East of the capital.