On June 11th and in the early hours of June 12th, relative calm remains around Libya’s Sirte.
The Libyan National Army (LNA) has it under its control and has only carried a few airstrikes on GNA convoys near Abu Qurayn.
GNA reinforcement countine to Sirte line
— Gohar Nawaz Khan (@goharkhan47) June 11, 2020
French fighter jets were detected in the airspace above Libya, but France said that they weren’t theirs.
#Libya: French Ministry of Defense @florence_parly says #Rafale fighters seen today in Libyan airspace do not belong to the French Air Force, previous Fr fighter jets were tracked by Italians, note that #Egypt and #Qatar,also operate Rafale war planes ✈️ pic.twitter.com/0zYJsVCKWi
— Amor Shabbi عمر شابي (@AmorShabbi) June 12, 2020
The Government of National Accord (GNA), however, continues sending troops towards the area, in preparation for a larger push on Sirte.
In order to support the GNA further, three Turkish military cargo planes, as well as a ship loaded with weaponry and equipment arrived in Misrata on June 11th.
— Yörük Işık (@YorukIsik) June 11, 2020
Turkish warships in the Mediterranean prevented a Greek frigate from inspecting a suspicious ship traveling to Libya.
#بروكسل — الاتحاد الأوروبي: سفن تركية منعت فرقاطة يونانية من تفتيش سفينة مشبوهة
— ا لـ حـ ـد ث (@AlHadath) June 11, 2020
In a very apparent attempt to spread some propaganda, Turkish national news outlet Anadolu Agency reported that approximately 500,000 Libyans have been displaced and around 120,000 houses were damaged as a result of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s offensive on Tripoli.
Abdul-Bari Shinbaru, Libya’s undersecretary of the Ministry of Local government, said in a statement the number of displaced families is 85,000.
He also stated that almost half of Tripoli’s population, between 2.5 to 3 million, were under the fire and shelling of Haftar’s militia, especially in southern parts of the capital.
Additionally, an alleged mass grave was reportedly discovered by GNA and Turkish forces in Tarhuna, which was recently captured by the GNA.
Finally, an inscription saying “Glory to Ukraine” was discovered, and it is reportedly an attempted by Russian mercenaries from the mythical “Wagner PMC” to pretend as if they’re from Ukraine, but, of course, nobody’s buying it.
من كتابات فاقنر الروسية على جدران بيوت الناس جنوب طرابلس pic.twitter.com/SSDNMEE7Yp
— libyan.man (@msysmark) June 11, 2020
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