FILE PHOTO: General Khalifa Haftar, commander in the Libyan National Army (LNA) in Moscow, Russia August 14, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
CAIRO – 3 June 2020: Libyan National Army Commander Khalifa Haftar expected to arrive in Cairo, Wednesday night to meet number of Egyptian high-rank officials and discuss the latest political updates in Libya.
An unnamed Libyan official source told Youm7 newspaper, that number of topics will be on the discussion table, especially the foreign interferences in Libya’s affairs, confronting terrorism, securing borders and illegal immigration.
The announcement of the short visit comes following the Libyan National Army spokesperson Ahmed al- Mesmary statements on the arrival of a Turkish cargo ship at Misurata carrying military vehicles and weapons on Tuesday.
On June 1, Mesmary announced the restoration of Alasabaa town, western Tripoli, from militias affiliated to the Government of National Accord (GNA) which had overtaken the town on May 21.
Mesmary stated that the Libyan Armed Forces were able to take control of the town after a raid launched by the Air Force against militias on the Western Mountain.
Furthermore, the LNA announced on May 31 killing three field commanders of the militias protecting the Government of National Accord (GNA) southern Tripoli in clashes.
On May 29, Commander of LNA's Western District Mabrouk al-Ghazwi announced the death of 60 and the injury of 100 militants as they attempted to attack concentrations of the Libyan Armed Forces southern Tripoli.
The commander stated that at least 1,500 Syrian mercenaries were involved in the attack, according to the confessions of a captive.