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Libyan House Of Representatives Officially Asks For Assistance From Egyptian Army Against Turkey And GNA

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Libyan House Of Representatives Officially Asks For Assistance From Egyptian Army Against Turkey And GNA

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On June 24th, Turkish Parliament speaker Mustafa Shantoub said that if French President Emmanuel Macron was interested in peace in Libya, France should stop supporting Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.

Ankara also said that it was France who was playing a “dangerous game” in Libya, and not Turkey.

The Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying that the allegations of Russian mercenaries in Libya were from dubious sources and that they should be investigated thoroughly.

Meanwhile, Aguila Saleh Issa, the president of the Libyan House of Representatives, based in Tobruk said that the “Libyan people” are officially asking Egypt to intervene with military forces if the need for this arises.

According to Saleh, this would be a legitimate intervention if the Turkish-backed militants, and the Government of National Accord’s (GNA) forces crossed “the red line.”

This red line means a breakthrough by the GNA in Sirte, for which a fight is brewing, but is still calm.

Finally, Saleh said that Turkey had brought more than 15,000 mercenaries to Tripoli.

Hours earlier, on the evening of June 23rd, Egyptian foreign minister Sameh Shoukry said that Egypt aimed to start a ceasefire in Libya and initiate a peace process.

He did, however, also say that Egypt opposes any terrorists and their supports and would not allow Libya to fall in the hands of militants.

Egypt, hosting a meeting of the Arab League, proposed a draft resolution on rejecting and preventing any foreign interference in Libya, which is entirely aimed against Turkey.

There were reports that shelling by the GNA had begun on LNA positions in Sirte, but those were denied.

It would appear that the anti-aircraft missile system of the LNA was being tested around Sirte.

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