Russia, Turkey will continue efforts for ceasefire in Libya: Russian FM

Fighters loyal to the Government of National Accord (GNA) patrol an area south of the Libyan capital Tripoli. (File photo)

Russia and Turkey have agreed to continue efforts to bring about a long-term and sustainable
ceasefire in Libya, Russia’s foreign ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

Russia, alongside Egypt and the UAE, backs the Libyan National Army (LNA) led by commander Khalifa Haftar, whose fighters have been battling the Government of National Accord (GNA) led by Fayez al-Sarraj, which is supported by Turkey.

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Turkey’s intervention in May, when Ankara sent thousands of Syrian mercenaries to Libya in support of the GNA, helped lift the LNA’s siege of Tripoli and put the GNA in the position to assault the strategic city of Sirte.

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(With Reuters)

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