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LNA Accuses Qatar of Sending Terrorists to Libya

LNA Accuses Qatar of Sending Terrorists to Libya

Friday, 14 August, 2020 - 05:00
Libyan National Army (LNA) spokesman Ahmed al-Mismari. (AFP)

Libyan National Army (LNA) spokesman Ahmed al-Mismari revealed that Qatar was supporting and financing the transport of terrorists from the Horn of Africa to Libya.


He said on Thursday that 300 “takfiri extremists” had recently arrived from Somalia to Misrata where they will come under the command or Qatari officers.


Turkey is still also sending terrorists to Libya, he added. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was “emptying terrorists from a number of countries” and sending them to Libya before possibly sending them to Europe.


“Erdogan is sending equipment to the western region (in Libya) to boost his presence before the international community and impose a new status quo,” he explained.


He said Erdogan has transformed the al-Watiya airbase into an operations and military supplies center, whereby it is receiving huge cargo planes, loaded with gear and transporting terrorists, from Turkey on a daily basis.


The Muslim Brotherhood and terrorists are fighting for Turkey and Qatar, who in turn are fighting for other forces in order to destroy the Arab region, charged Mismari.


Thousands of terrorists from 60 countries are now in Libya, he revealed, urging the United Nations mission to uncover who is sending them to fight in the country.


Meanwhile, Turkey continued its political and military provocations in Libya and the Mediterranean after its warships and aircraft were seen at Khoms port that is controlled by the Ankara-backed Government of National Accord.


Photos circulated by the pro-LNA Libyan News Agency showed two Turkish frigates at the port, which lies some 120 kilometers east of Tripoli. A Turkish helicopter was also seen overhead.


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