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Tripoli Protection Force calls for probing armored vehicles shipment seized in Al-Khums port

Tripoli Protection Force (TPF) has urged the Libyan Public Prosecutor to probe the armored vehicles’ shipment and arms shipment that were seized in Al-Khums port.

In a statement, the TPF called on the Public Prosecutor to unveil the details of the shipments to the Libyan people and bring those involved in importing them to justice, let alone investigating the people behind allowing the use of letters of credit for bringing arms to Libya.

The TPF also urged the Public Prosecutor to probe the latest fighting in southern Tripoli and to issue arrest warrants of those involved in it.

“We don’t recognize the Presidential Council as legitimate unless it is operating in full as per the Shirt-signed agreement. Hence, we call on the UNSMIL to implement the entire items of the Libyan Political Agreement not pick and choose what to wants based on dubious agendas.” The statement reads.

The alliance of forces also said it looks forward for elections in Libya as soon as possible, vowing to secure them and secure the Libyan voters so the elections can be successful.

Local media reported “reliable sources” as saying that the seized shipments in Al-Khums port came from Turkey and was intended to reach the Tripoli-based Special Deterrence Force and Al-Nawasi Brigade.

The sources added that the shipments were agreed on by valid contracts but without payments, saying the Central Bank of Libya (CBL) paid for the shipments from the account of the Interior Ministry without its knowledge.

The Interior Ministry sent a demand for investigation to the Libyan Public Prosecutor office in Tripoli.

 

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