Turkey is Preparing for a Major Battle Against the Libyan Army

https://i1.wp.com/almarsad.co/en/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/12/TESTFEATURE_720X400-Turkey-1.jpg?w=720&ssl=1The Head of the Cabinet of the Supreme Council of the Sheikhs and Notables of Libya, Muhammad Al-Misbahi, said Turkish military manoeuvres in Khoms, and the continued arrival of military cargo planes to Al-Watiya and Misrata air bases, are indications of preparations for a major battle against the Libyan armed forces and the occupation of all Libyan cities.  

(Libya, 17 December 2020) – Muhammad Al-Misbahi, in a statement to Al-Ain News on Wednesday, said Turkey had gathered members of the Government of National Accord (GNA) during the past few days in Istanbul to unify the ranks of the militias for a future war.

He drew attention to the moves of the Minister of Defense, Salah al-Din al-Namroush, towards Qatar and Turkey to conclude agreements in order to bring weapons and equipment in preparation to violate the 5+5 Joint Military Commission.

He pointed out that Turkey was aiming to gain time to mobilize its forces in Libya.

Al-Misbahi stressed that Turkey came to occupy and stay in Libya, to make it a launching pad to threaten and extort Europe with terrorists and refugees from Africa.

© AlMarsad English (2020)

Turkey Wants Permanent Presence of Muslim Brotherhood in Libya

https://i0.wp.com/almarsad.co/en/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/12/TESTFEATURE_720X400-Turkey2.jpg?w=720&ssl=1Libyan political analyst Ahmad al-Mahdawi threw doubt on UNSMIL’s ability to conduct elections due to complex voting mechanisms and Muslim Brotherhood’s intransigence.

(Libya, 15 December 2020) – The Muslim Brotherhood is putting obstacles in the path of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) to reach an amicable solution to the crisis by sabotaging the attempts to draw a consensus roadmap, said Libyan political analyst Ahmad al-Mahdawi.

In a statement to Al-Ittihad newspaper on Monday, the political analyst anticipated a failure of UNSMIL to conduct a free and fair election due to the proposed voting mechanism and the intransigence from the part of Brotherhood.

Al-Mahdawi affirmed that the recent Turkish military-build up reveals Ankara’s warmongering intentions in the region and its attempt to prop up the Brotherhood’s role in Libya for a long period to come.

© AlMarsad English (2020)