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AUGUST 2020

Haftar Thanks France While Macron Denies Any Military Presence In Libya

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The Clash Report news agency has published a video that compared the statements of the French President, Emmanuel Macron, and of the Libyan National Army (LNA) leader, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.

HINT: Clash Report has been actively working to push the pro-Turkish narrative regarding the conflicts in Syria and Libya. It’s mostly known for releasing footage (often doctored) of Turkish drone operations.

While Macron denied France’s military presence in Libya, Haftar assured the opposite and thanked the French nation for its invaluable support.

Emmanuel Macron said in his statement:

” France does not support Marshal Haftar. France is present in Libya is doing to offer a lasting political solution.”

Meanwhile, Khalifa Haftar emphasized the French support to LNA forces:

” We consider France as a friend. This alliance was established with unprecedented cooperation between the two nations. France did a great job supporting us. France not only supported us but it was also the first country to side with us. They sided with us while other countries did not. They supplied intelligence and surveillance to us. They also sent advisors specialized in intelligence and reconnaissance. One of their surveillance aircraft had crashed and 3 of their soldiers died. The French government had continued to conduct surveillance flights for us. They also offered further support for us. We had benefited a lot from their support. We have infinite gratitude to our French counterparts. I would like to thank the French nation once more and to express the importance of their support to our cause. ”

The aircraft accident mentioned by Khalifa Haftar took place in 2016, and it revealed the French military presence in Libya. Three French soldiers were killed in a helicopter accident during an intelligence-gathering mission in Libya. The Benghazi Defense Brigades (BDB), a force of Islamists and other fighters expelled from Benghazi by LNA, claimed that it had shot the aircraft down.

The claims of pro-Turkish media outlets regarding the French support for Haftar’s forces are heightening as tensions remain between France and Turkey, both NATO members, over issues related to the situation in Libya. On July 1, Paris informed NATO of its withdrawal from the naval operation in the Mediterranean after the results of a probe into an incident between French and Turkish warships. Moreover, on June 26, Macron held a video conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, during which they had discussed the conflicts in Libya and Syria.

Haftar Thanks France While Macron Denies Any Military Presence In Libya

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At the same time, the figure of Haftar as the LNA leader loses the support of Paris. It can probably be replaced soon by a personality that suits France and other parties supporting the LNA as Egypt and Russia.

The growing tensions between the sides involved in a Libyan conflict are quite dangerous as the numerous actors protect their national interests in this region. The growing military presence of external forces in Libya increases the risks of escalation of a larger conflict.

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  • cechas vodobenikov

    france and UK sided w the US imperialists that destroyed Libya and created this fake civil war—Turkeys r too cowardly to threaten Sirte—Egytian forces r massed at the border ready to chase them back to their caves in Ankara

    • Mustafa Mehmet

      turks are shivering don’t know what to do.. Egyptian comen wow wow. Firstly I have nothing against Egyptian people. but they can’t even fight little Israel try to remember six Days War and stop making stupid comments scumbag piss offff

      • Neurasth

        “little israel” lmao it wasnt ever israel fighting those wars, but the combined might of the entire western imperialist world holding the nukes for them.

        • occupybacon

          Bullshit they fought those wars on their own. NATO gave them exactly what USSR gave to Egypt.

          • Neurasth

            Typical of turkish scum, pro-ISIS, pro-Nusra fucks to bend over backwards for zionists. Good goy.

          • occupybacon

            Who fought for Israel, which countries sent them soldiers?

          • Neurasth

            USA. With special forces, pilots, advisors, trainers, probably even soldiers. But that’s a speck when you take into account the unfathomable amount of weaponry they prodived. Think Russia’s support for the SAA multiplied by a hundred.

          • occupybacon

            No actually USSR suplied Egypt with all they needed including heavy bombers, Egypt had all the chances to win. If Egypt had had any info that Americans are there waiting for them, they wouldn’t even dare to do anything.

        • guest

          Pisrael is basically an outpost of western imperialism.

  • Traiano Welcome

    LOL @ “France has no military presence in Libya”. That’s because they already caused enough damage and got out early.

  • Johan

    At least LNA fights Islamic jihadists-terrorists, who els is doing that/daring that? Not the US because that means fighting Turkey. Europe leaders, except Macron and Orban are old wive s wetting their pants. GNA is fighting together with the terrorists. Hypocrite’s al together, take Turkey out of the equation and the quarrel between Iran and Trump and everything is quiet on the western front.

    • Brother Ma

      Orban is Erdogan’s pal. Don’t expect anything from Orban.

  • ©igare☘☘e👽Sm⚽️k🚬ng🦉Man️🎲

    Turkgay GAME OVER, You LOST Libya :

    [Imgur](https://i.imgur.com/w5FrFeB.png)

    [Imgur](https://i.imgur.com/zGHVHOl.png)

    [Imgur](https://i.imgur.com/LCQ5bGA.png)

    According to the Greek Foreign Minister, the replacement of Turkish products imported by Libya with Greek products and the reopening of the Greek-Libyan Friendship Committee in the Greek parliament were discussed.

    https://media.giphy.com/media/S3Ot3hZ5bcy8o/giphy.gif

    • Brother Ma

      Let us hope it works out and lasts. Greece has had to put up with Turkish bullying for over one hundred years( France betrayed Greece and sided with the Turks in 1920-21) and more since 1955. France gets one little “radar painting “and wets its pants and cries. Still it is better late than never.

      Just proves Greece was justified all along but noone cared till the shoe was on the other foot. I can’t stand sneaks and crybabies.

      Yet ,Greece must not trust France nor Egypt totally. Greece must get ready to fight alone at the best time it suits itself.

      • ©igare☘☘e👽Sm⚽️k🚬ng🦉Man️🎲

        Greece has always been alone.
        Yes in 1821 the English gave a big loan (which believe it or not is part of what is today’s dept for Greece) to Greece and the Russians also helped militarily directly and in-directly (it was ‘little’ Greece revolting against the Ottoman empire after all) but since then its a been lonely road.
        If you call the EU and NATO ”allies” then who needs enemies!

        • Brother Ma

          Yes,all true.