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Diplomatic Push For Ceasefire, As Turkey And GNA Prepare Push On Sirte


Diplomatic Push For Ceasefire, As Turkey And GNA Prepare Push On Sirte

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On June 9th, British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said that he had spoken to Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on how to resolve the situation in Libya.

The Arab League called on the Government of National Accord (GNA) to accept Cairo’s proposal for a ceasefire and to engage in a political path to resolve the situation.

On June 8th, the GNA, strongly influenced by Turkey entirely rejected Egypt’s call for a ceasefire, while Cairo began deploying a large number of forces, including Abrams battle tanks and combat helicopters along the border and potentially preparing to enter the fray.

Meanwhile, in order to address some propaganda going around in regard to Russian presence in Libya, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that old pieces of equipment in the country were presented as new.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Russian President Vladimir Putin also spoke on the phone regarding Libya. Putin said that he supported the Egypt-proposed ceasefire initiative.

Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin spokesperson said that Putin wouldn’t meet with GNA President Fayez al-Sarraj, despite any rumors on the matter.

On the ground, the GNA and Turkey are preparing for another push on Sirte, with Ankara moving its electronic warfare system from Tripoli to Misrata, putting Sirte in range.

The Libyan National Army, under Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar is currently keeping the GNA, Turkey and its proxies away from Sirte by way of airstrikes, with the air defense systems also downing a Turkish UAV.

The GNA is shelling Sirte at random intervals, but has little success except killing 7 civilians, according to reports.

Likely as support of the LNA, unidentified fighter jets were seen flying over Sirte.

Finally, a video was released from inside a Pantsir-S1, it is unclear when it was filmed but it is from fighters from Haftar’s forces.




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