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Egypt To Send Tanks In Support Of Libyan National Army’s Offensive Of Tripoli

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Egypt To Send Tanks In Support Of Libyan National Army's Offensive Of Tripoli

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The situation in Libya appears to be deteriorating towards an even more severe crisis, as both Turkey and Egypt appear to be making moves in support of the rival sides. Turkey recently signed a military cooperation agreement with the UN-assigned Government of National Accord (GNA), led by Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj.

Egypt, alongside Russia, supports the Libyan National Army, led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, who fights on the part of the democratically elected House of Representatives.

On December 19th, unnamed Egyptian sources cited by Middle East Monitor claimed that Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi approved the deployment of Russian-made tanks to Libya to support the forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar in their offensive on Tripoli and their fight against the primarily terrorist groups that are employed to fight on behalf of the GNA.

The sources allegedly explained that the Egyptian government officials agreed with Haftar that they would “temporarily” provide these tanks, provided that he hands back the rest of them after the end of the battle and the achievement of his goals, about the storming of the Libyan capital.

The sources supposedly claimed that the agreement was concluded as such to avoid conflict with the UN anti-armament resolution imposed on parties of the conflict in Libya.

According to the sources, the decision was made after “Cairo sensed serious intentions from Ankara of direct military intervention in Libya” in favour of the GNA.

On December 18th, the head of the GNA Fayez Al-Sarraj and the Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha discussed facilitating capabilities to counter the LNA’s offensive amid the ongoing “full mobilization of forces across the country” to repel the “aggression of Khalifa Haftar’s forces on Tripoli”.

On the same day, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey would further military cooperation with the GNA and would even go ahead and offer military support.

Egypt To Send Tanks In Support Of Libyan National Army's Offensive Of Tripoli

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“We will speed up the process between Turkey and Libya. We told them that we are always ready to help if they need it. From military and security cooperation, to steps taken regarding our maritime rights – we are ready,” Erdogan said.

Erdogan also said he and Russian President Vladimir Putin have appointed delegations to discuss developments in Libya and that the officials would meet “soon”.

For its part, the Kremlin said that Erdogan and Putin would address Ankara’s offer of military support to Serraj’s government during talks in Turkey next month. Erdogan and Putin then held a phone call to discuss Libya.

The LNA’s renewed offensive on Tripoli is on-going, with it advancing towards he Al-Nahd district, located close to the center of the Libyan capital Tripoli, the LNA press service said on Facebook.

Earlier, the chief of the Haftar’s army for moral training, Brigadier General Ahmed Mahjub, told RIA Novosti that the troops leading the attack on Tripoli surrounded the city.

“The armed forces are firmly moving towards the Al-Nahd area and are gaining control over several new positions after the GNA formations retreated from their observation posts, so that these positions become points of our armed forces “, the statement said.

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  • Nuno Cardoso da Silva

    Soon another US supported governement will be replaced by a Russia supported one. Another defeat for imperialistic US, and it will not be the last one…

  • opet ja

    They should move fast to finish the job before Turks come. Is Egypt now Russian proxy in Libya campaign? With this Russians avoid conflict with Turks and avoid transporting weapons and troops to Libya via Bosphor straight..

    • Hasbara Hunter

      Muslims should solve the problems in the Middle East themselves…Russia proved to be a Trustworthy & Powerful Partner to Battle the AngloZioNazis but not the New Messiah…The Muslimworld will surely form an Alliance with Russia for they bring Peace & Stability…after many Centuries of Violence & Abuse by the AngloZioNazis, Dönmeh, Masonic Muslimbrotherhood, Wahhabis & Jewish House of Saud…Russia & the Middle East can form a Powerful Block of Resistance…In my personal opinion Muslims can use a little peace….

      • Marshall Gill

        Honor? To an inbred worshiper of the illiterate pedophile honor is killing your little sister for showing her ankle. The Mohammedan honor is different than that of all other cultures in history. Honor means oppressing women, instead of protecting them. We could really use a modern Charles Napier.

        • Hasbara Hunter

          Piss off Cunt You don’t know shit about Muslims….what you are talking about is Jewish House of Saud Wahhabi Motherfuckers…

          • Marshall Gill

            Ah, you are a camel and little boy raper who fears and hates women, I see. Why do you worship an inbred illiterate pedophile? Why do you hate your sister-mother?

          • Hasbara Hunter

            You are a Motherfucking Khazarian ZioNazi Epstein Paedophile HasbaRat…

          • Marshall Gill

            Why the fake name, Hajji? I wouldn’t want people to know that I came from an inbred, women hating society, either.

          • Hasbara Hunter

            I wouldn’t dare to show my Face in here if I were a Filthy Inbred Khazarian Sabbatean ZioNazi Epstein Paedophile like your Species…you Folks are nothing but Filthy Parasites…Vermin to be Exterminated…

          • Marshall Gill

            So you admit that you worship the nine year old raping Mohamed. You sure you don’t also worship Epstein, he is just like the illiterate pedophile.

          • Marshall Gill

            And you worship a pedophile but call other people that? Are you saying that Epstein=Mohamed? That is untrue, Epstein was never accused, much less admitted, to having sex with a nine year old.

          • Hasbara Hunter

            You are a fucking HasbaRat Cockroach your Mossad Killed the Epstein-Parasite…to prevent he would sing like a Birdie & name some Filthy Mossad Honeytrappers…Elite Paedophiles & Presidents…I personally would have cut Epstein’s genitals off…take his eyeballs out…and would have placed his testicles in his empty eye sockets and stuffed his penis down his throat…You Paedophile Parasites will suffer boy….Raping Goyim Kids is alright boy..isn’t it?

  • Hasbara Hunter

    Smart move….good job Russia & Allies…let’s see how our Muslimbrother Erdogan will respond…Turkey better piss off…Forget the Ottoman Empire 2.0…

  • AJ

    So a war in Syria is not enough for the Sultan now he wants to be involved in Libya chaos

    • abuqahwa

      Well they’ve waited 108 years to return to Libya since Ottomans were driven out by Italians in 1911.

  • abuqahwa

    LNA Operation has been stalled since May, now at last a sustained drive on Tripoli, but too late. Still failed to cut off Misrata to Tripoli main routes and meantime Sarraj gangster regime has been heavily re-inforced by Turkey and constructed extensive layered defenses in depth forward of Second Ring Road and ongoing airlanding of munitions, weapons, jihadists from Syria etc.. into Misrata and Ma’itiqa airbases. Sending tanks from Egypt is mere token, too little, too late – LNA could, and should, have taken Tripoli months ago before Turkey organized its support – right now Turkey can insert substantial ground, naval, air forces in theater unopposed, within 72 hours – as northern Cyprus (1974), Afrin, Aleppo, Idlib (2016) and Raqqa provinces (2019) show us, once the Turks move in they stay. Imperative that LNA stops the https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4ee34e6f8d3fa29b8da20e4f90eee7c0cd2d7d327f52aa7d39effa55253f58ec.jpg phoney war and moves fast NOW.

  • Marshall Gill

    Mohammedans killing other worshipers of the illiterate pedophile? What’s not to love? We should be supplying both sides with weapons.