Official says Qatar, Sudan and Turkey are ‘triad of terrorism’ in Libya

Libyan army spokesman Colonel Ahmed al-Mismari during a press conference in Benghazi, Libya. (Reuters)

Libyan army spokesman Colonel Ahmed al-Mesmari has described Qatar, Sudan and Turkey as “the triad of terrorism" in Libya”.

Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, Colonel al-Mesmari said: “The battle of our Libyan army is not with Libyan terrorists, but with transnational terrorism,” he said. Al-Mesmari emphasized that the primary supporters of terrorism in Benghazi and Libya as a whole are “Qatar, Sudan and Turkey.”

He revealed that the Army Intelligence Division has managed to trace and monitor a number of messages and calls between Al Jazeera correspondent in Libya and terrorist leaders in the country.

Qatari aircraft

“The evidence confirms that a number of Qatari aircraft are regularly landing in Libya in 2017 to support terrorist groups,” he said.

During his conference, al-Mesmari played a voice recording between an Al Jazeera correspondent and one of the terrorist leaders organizing combat operations in Benghazi against the armed forces and obtaining military supplies from Qatar.

This article is also available in Arabic.

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