Libya's military commission kicks off meeting on withdrawal of foreign fighters

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Mon, 15 Mar 2021 - 10:37 GMT

Members of Libyan National Army (LNA) commanded by Khalifa Haftar get ready before heading out of Benghazi to reinforce troops advancing to Tripoli, in Benghazi, Libya. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori/File Photo

Members of Libyan National Army (LNA) commanded by Khalifa Haftar get ready before heading out of Benghazi to reinforce troops advancing to Tripoli, in Benghazi, Libya. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori/File Photo

CAIRO - 15 March 2020: A Libyan military commission, comprising five officers from the Libyan National Army (LNA) and five others from the forces of the National Accord kicked off a meeting on Sunday.

 

This two-day meeting will be the third by the committee and is aimed to discuss the withdrawal of mercenaries and foreign fighters from the Arab country.

 

The meeting is held in the Libyan city of Sirte in the presence of a delegation of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), among others.


The meeting will also probe the ceasefire and the de-mining progress to reopen the road linking Sirte and Misrata.

 

The 5+5 Joint Military Commission met from 2 to 4 November for a fifth round of talks and for the first time inside Libya, in the city of Ghadames.

 

This round of talks came after the signing of a ceasefire agreement by both delegations on 23 October in Geneva.

 

The 5+5 committee, formally named the 5+5 Libyan Joint Military Commission, started meeting in Geneva on 3 February in talks facilitated by Salamé. The committee consists of 5 senior military officers chosen by the GNA and 5 senior military officers chosen by Haftar.

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