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Pro-GNA Unit Defects To Libyan National Army

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Pro-GNA Unit Defects To Libyan National Army

FILE IMAGE: LNA members

The al-Eubur Battalion, one of the forces that fought for the Government of National Accord (GNA) over the last two months, has defected to the Libyan National Army (LNA).

“The battalion, which is stationed in the town of Bani Waled, has joined the ranks of the Libyan Arab armed forces, led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar,” the LNA said in a statement released on June 21.

According to the army, the al-Eubur Battalion will work to “guard and secure” the key highway linking the towns of al-Shwayrif and Tarhunah south of the country’s capital, Tripoli.

The al-Eubur Battalion was not the first unit to defect from GNA forces. Earlier this week, the 185th Infantry Battalion, commanded by Colonel Mohammed Miftah al-Ghadawi joined the ranks of the LNA.

These defects will for sure have a negative effect on pro-GNA forces, which are struggling to hold onto their positions in the outskirt of Tripoli as the LNA continues its slow, but steady advance.

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  • Ambricourt

    Will Turkey now increase support for the failing GNA forces?

    • occupybacon

      Wasn’t Turkey supporting the other side?

  • Xoli Xoli

    Soon all the terrorists will defect from Turkey to Saudi Arabia.

  • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

    hahah good, hopefully more will defect

    • Black Waters

      Libya national army is supported by the U.S?

      • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

        i thought GNA is

        • Black Waters

          I dunno, that’s why i asked lol.

          • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

            i think GNA is the jihadists and LNA are the ones trying to restore some order

          • Ronald

            GNA are Muslim Brotherhood, like Al Qaeda, and yes the US, UN and UK support them.

          • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

            yea thats what i thought, hopefully soon GNA will be crushed and destroyed

          • LR captain

            while the GNA are currently supported by the US behind the shadows. The US is also doing its best to get a back room deal made with the LNA. While Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar once worked with the US to overthrow the previous prosperous government of Libya.

            He has now seen that it was a mistake and now is trying unite Libya. He also knows that US promises of him gaining greater power for working for them are false as he now knows what their main goal was.

            This was where the “Russian contractors training Hafter forces rhetoric came from” as Hafler did go on a tour of the Russia only aircraft carrier while its was heading back to Russia from Syria. That was tour of the ship was really a message to US. Who also Know Hafter is not going to fall for false promises.

            This is why the US also trying buy the support of LNA political leaders in bangazi. with false promises. They need the government there to be in their pocket if they still want to retain any influence in libya at all.

            Once libya is reunited again and Halfer keeps his world to merge both political elected cabinets. I’d expect some people to start calling for Hafter’s head. The product of US money. But if Hafter resigns afterwards the damage will be done and US looses their chance at revenge as they would be betting of him seizing power for himself or at least keep his job and use that to split Libya up again.

          • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

            Thank you for the info man, it seems wherever there is conflict, the side that US and its allies are not supporting are the good guys lol

          • Mustafa Mehmet

            GNA recognise by United nation. LNA recognised by Yankees.. Egypt.. Saudi Arabia.. and France

          • Ronald

            Egypt would certainly Not back the GNA because of their known Muslim Brotherhood ties.

          • Mustafa Mehmet

            Egyptian with LNA I never said sisi with GHA

          • Ronald

            Ah yes, sorry I miss read your post.

        • Mustafa Mehmet

          As usual you are wrong

    • Joe Dickson

      You are cheering on the proxy army of France paid for by Total oil extraction.

      • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

        i am cheering on the side not supported FUKUS

        • Joe Dickson

          Things are not so black and white. The US Congress supports the GNA, Drumpf supports Hatar only because there is no way he can lose. It isn’t really about the US but French oil interests vs Turkish backed jihadis.

          • occupybacon

            Wait wasn’t France supporting LNA?

          • Joe Dickson

            France always supported LNA. They are protecting Total oil fields.

    • occupybacon

      Lel friendly fire spotted

  • xTheWarrior22

    Good move

  • khalkha

    Just laughing , when i read some articles about libya, they dream everydays for the fall of the government hoping everything will change the failed assault

  • Ronald

    “The LNA continues its slow but steady advance”, it will hopefully reunite Libya and return peace to the people.

    • Mustafa Mehmet

      Jewish. Yankee .. sisi. Style peace ha

      • Ronald

        Actually as Joe Dickson stated its Total Oil or the French behind Haftar.
        As I see it, his interest is to reunite the country,, and pass the leadership on to Qaddafi’s son. Living in peace is better than war for the people.
        Wars are for the biggest slice of the pie for only the top 10 %.