The Spokesman for the Ahrar Al-Jufra Group (Jufra Freedom Group), Mahmoud Ghomais, reported that there have been dubious movements in the Al-Jufra and Sirte areas approximately a week ago, confirming in a television statement, that his group has monitored large and continuous mobilization of Haftar’s militias and Janjaweed mercenaries in …
Turkish Foreign Minister says proposal to surrender to GNA control of Sirte and Jufra is under negotiations
The Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, along with his Maltese counterpart Evarist Bartolo, held talks on Thursday with the Libyan Government of National Accord’s Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj.
Mercenaries of the Russian Wagner Group are en route to much-contested Sirte after leaving Jufra, the Libyan Army said in a statement Thursday.
Turkey and Russia have agreed to keep pushing for a ceasefire in Libya, but Ankara said eastern commander Khalifa Haftar was not legitimate, and his forces must withdraw from key positions for any credible deal to emerge.
The internationally recognised Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) has begun moving its forces and military reinforcements towards the cities of Sirte and Jufra in an effort to recapture the stronghold of renegade General Khalifa Haftar.
Libya’s UN-recognised government will agree to a cease-fire only if warlord Khalifa Haftar withdraws his forces from country’s central and western regions, the Turkish foreign minister said, Anadolu Agency reported.
The US Africa Command said on Twitter on Wednesday than at least 14 newly unmarked Russian aircraft were delivered to Al-Jufra airbase in Libya to support warlord Khalifa Haftar.
As fighting continues in Tripoli, a group said to be loyal to ISIS terrorists attacked the town of Fuqaha, in Jufra city, killing three people and kidnapping another before leaving, residents said.
The municipality of Jufra confirmed Sunday that ISIS militants had killed 6 people whom they kidnapped from Fuqaha town late last October.
A total of four people, including the son of a local official, were killed on Monday in the attack on police station in central Libya committed by ISIS terrorists, local authorities said.