Libyan army spokesman: GNA prepares Mitiga Airport to receive Turkish vehicles

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Wed, 11 Dec 2019 - 10:16 GMT

Libyan Army spokesman, Ahmed al-Mesmari speaks during a news conference in the coastal city of Benghazi - AFP

Libyan Army spokesman, Ahmed al-Mesmari speaks during a news conference in the coastal city of Benghazi - AFP

TRIPOLI, Dec 11 (MENA) - Libyan army spokesman Major General Ahmed al-Mesmari said that Turkey is offering military support to militias in Tripoli, revealing that the army has confirmed information that Mitiga airport is being prepared to receive Turkish vehicles.

In statements to Al Arabiya TV channel on Wednesday, Mesmari said the Turkish support to militias in Tripoli has turned from being secret to public.

He asserted that the Libyan army is fighting a regional battle and not a local one.

Mesmari remarks coincided with news about the Libyan army preparations to enter Tripoli. Meanwhile, Turkish President Recep Tayyib Erdogan announced on Tuesday that his country was ready to offer military support to militias loyal to Fayez al-Sarraj’s Government of National Accord (GNA).

The Libyan parliament, for its part, condemned Erdogan statements about sending troops to Libya, calling on the Arab League to activate the joint Arab defense agreement and urged the League to convene an urgent session to take an action to stand against the Turkish invasion of Libya.

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