Thursday, January 9, 2020

Jihad against Turkey : Libya’s Haftar rejects Putin-Erdogan ceasefire call

Libya’s Haftar rejects Putin-Erdogan ceasefire call
General Khalifa Haftar, leader of the Libyan National Army, has rejected the ceasefire proposed by the Russian and Turkish presidents as a way to de-escalate the hostilities with the government in Tripoli.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for a truce in Libya during their meeting on Wednesday in Istanbul, after Turkey sent troops and equipment to Tripoli in support of the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA).

Haftar’s LNA controls most of Libya, however, and has been advancing on Tripoli in recent days. He rejected the idea of a ceasefire on Thursday, after returning from Rome, where Italy tried without success to mediate a deal between the LNA and GNA head Fayez al-Sarraj.

The general also declared jihad against Turkey last week, after the parliament in Ankara voted to approve the troop deployment.
 RT
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  1. The Libyan National Army (LNA) led by Marshal Khalifa Haftar welcomes ceasefire initiative by Russia and Turkey, but will continue the fight for Tripoli, the LNA command said in a statement on Thursday.
    On Wednesday, Russia and Turkey agreed on a common position on the Libyan settlement, and presidents Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on all parties to cease fire from January 12.

    "The LNA command welcomes the initiative of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the president of the friendly Russian state, aimed at establishing peace ... but declares that the efforts of the armed forces in the war against terrorist groups will continue," the statement said.
    Earlier, AFP reported Haftar rejected calls for a ceasefire by Turkey and Russia.

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  2. Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a joint press conference about ending the ongoing conflicts in Libya, saying peace talks are already happening and will continue.

    Libya peace talks are planned in Berlin, announced Putin and Merkel, following calls for a ceasefire in the country.

    "We hope that the joint efforts by Russia and Turkey will lead to success, and we will soon send out invitations for a conference in Berlin,” Merkel added.

    Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan have been calling for a ceasefire between all warring parties in Libya at the conference in Istanbul earlier this week. The Russian leader also discussed the peace process in the country with Mohammed Bin Zayed, deputy supreme commander of the United Arab Emirates armed forces, and Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

    “It’s time to make the necessary measures to find a timely end to this war, to overcome the division inside the country and to form unified state institutions,” Putin said on Saturday.

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  3. El Ejército Nacional Libio (LNA, por sus siglas en inglés), encabezado por el comandante Jalifa Haftar, ha denunciado que las fuerzas del Gobierno de Acuerdo Nacional (GAN) de Fayez al Sarraj en Trípoli han violado el alto el fuego, que entró en vigor a partir de la medianoche de este domingo, y en estos momentos en la capital del país se producen enfrentamientos.

    Un soldado del Ejército Nacional Libio ha muerto en la ciudad de Ain Zara en un ataque con mortero, "dejando claro que Al Sarraj no tiene control sobre sus milicias y asimismo oficialmente violó el cese al fuego", afirman las fuerzas de Haftar.

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    1. The Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), headed by Fayez Sarraj, has violated the ceasefire announced at midnight on Sunday, according to media reports, however the rival Libyan National Army (LNA) has not officially issued a statement.

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    2. «Глава президентского совета, верховный главнокомандующий ливийской армией объявляет о прекращении огня, которое началось 12 января в 00:00», — приводит РИА Новости сообщение.

      В ПНС подчеркнули, что они «имеют законное право ответить в случае любого нападения или агрессии другой стороны».

      Ранее Ливийская национальная армия (ЛНА) маршала Халифы Хафтара объявила о прекращении боевых действий на западе Ливии.

      Позднее ПНС и ЛНА обвинили друг друга в нарушении режима тишины.

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    3. The two sides in Libya's civil war have accused the other of breaking an internationally brokered ceasefire within hours of it taking effect.

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  4. The navy forces of the Libyan National Army under the command of marshall Khalifa Haftar have detained an Italian ship heading to the city of Misrata, which is under the control of the UN-approved Libyan government, a navy official said on Sunday.

    "An LNA vessel has forced the Italian ship to change its route and travel to Benghazi in accordance with the ban on entering the ports of Misrata and Khoms. The crew of the ship is currently under questioning, while the ship is searched", the navy representative Ali as-Sabit said.

    As-Sabit added that the Italian ship is a commercial vessel. According to the official, the LNA will release the ship after it unloads its cargo in Benghazi, provided that the army finds nothing suspicious or illegal on board.

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  5. Глава правительства национального согласия (ПНС) Ливии Фаиз Саррадж прибыл в Турцию для переговоров с турецким лидером Реджепом Тайипом Эрдоганом.

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  6. The eastern-based Libyan parliament, which supports Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA), may ask Egypt for military support in case of foreign interference in the Libyan conflict, the parliament’s speaker, Aguila Saleh, said on Sunday, in the wake of Turkey's decision to send troops to Libya.

    "I urge you to take a bold position … We may be forced to ask for the involvement of the Egyptian armed forces if we face foreign intervention in our country," Saleh said live on Egyptian television.

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  7. Algunas de las partes del conflicto libio firman el documento final tras la reunión en Moscú pero Haftar pide más tiempo

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    1. Khalifa Hafter, the leader of LNA forces, has asked for additional time until Tuesday to mull whether to sign the deal.

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    2. Προθεσμία μέχρι την Τρίτη ζήτησε ο Χάφταρ για να σκεφτεί τη συμφωνία εκεχειρίας

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  8. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to teach Libyan militia leader Khalifa Haftar a “lesson” if he does not cease his attacks on forces loyal to the UN-backed government in Tripoli.

    Erdogan said in a speech that the “putschist Haftar ran away” from negotiations being held in Moscow, and that Ankara would not hesitate to teach him “a lesson” if he continues military action against the Government of National Accord (GNA).

    The Turkish leader claimed that Haftar had first agreed to sign the ceasefire before abruptly leaving Moscow. Despite the setback, Erdogan stated that he was still planning to take part in further talks on Libya.

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    1. La Cancillería rusa confirma que el mariscal libio Haftar se fue de Moscú sin firmar el acuerdo

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  9. Head of Libyan Parliament in Tobruk Says Ceasefire Over, War Will Go On

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    1. ООН призывает стороны в Ливии продолжать придерживаться режима прекращения огня, который был объявлен 12 января.

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