Turkey Libya Military Agreement

Friday`s ceasefire, to be implemented across the country, said: “Until the new unity government takes office, all military training agreements in Libya will be suspended and training teams will leave the country.” The Turkish Defense Ministry reaffirmed on Saturday, after the ceasefire agreement, that military training, cooperation and councils of the Libyan armed forces had continued and shared photos of the training. In addition, the captain of the Lebanese-flagged cargo ship Bana was arrested in Italy. The ship was accused of transporting Turkish frigate weapons and Turkish military personnel from Turkey in violation of the UN arms embargo in violation of the UN arms embargo. In addition, French warplanes of the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle discovered the delivery to Libya during a reconnaissance mission. [64] [65] [66] [67] [68] In announcing the ceasefire agreement between delegations, signed under the leadership of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Libyan Defence Minister Salaheddin al-Namroush told the putschist, General Khalifa Haftar: “The signing of the initial agreement does not include the military cooperation agreement with the State of Turkey, an ally of the legitimate government.” The Council also noted that the agreement does not nullify war crimes committed by Haftar militias in their attacks on Tripoli, the capital, and said that those responsible for mass graves in the city of Tarhuna should be brought to justice. Prime Minister GNA Sarraj announced Operation Peace Storm on 25 March[37] with Turkish drones and secret services who largely supported the operation. [38] [39] On 1 April, a Turkish navy frigate fired a surface-to-air missile at an LNA drone that approached it and landed in Ajaylat. [40] [41] With the support of Turkish drones, GNA troops seized the 13 coastal towns of Sorman, Sabratha, Ajaylat, Aljmail, Regdalin, Zaltan and Al Assah successfully joined the gna-controlled area on the Tunisian border. Turkish attacks reportedly caused heavy casualties to armed forces in the region and destroyed military vehicles delivered by the United Arab Emirates to pro-Haftar forces. [42] In December 2019, the Turkish government began sending mercenaries from the Syrian National Army (SNA) and initially sending 300 fighters.

[32] In September 2020, 18,000 Syrian fighters were sent to Libya, including 350 minor children[51] and 471 killed. [52] According to some sources, the demographic composition of the combatants is predominantly Syro-Turkmen fighters, although the SNA is predominantly Arab. [53] [54] The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) killed 471 Syrian mercenaries, including 34 children, supported by Turkey, during military operations in Tripoli, Misrata, Cyrene, Tarhuna and other parts of Libya. [55] ISTANBUL (Reuters) – An agreement on maritime delimitation between Ankara and Libya`s internationally recognized government has been registered by the United Nations, turkey`s defense ministry said on Friday.