Libyan Army Rejects Settlement of Foreigners in Libya

Libyan Army Rejects Settlement of Foreigners in Libya
Libyan Army Rejects Settlement of Foreigners in Libya

The spokesman for the Libyan National Army (LNA), General Ahmed Al-Mismari recently shed light on the military and civil accomplishments in the city of Sebha. Despite facing significant changes in security conditions, these advancements have enabled the city to experience stability, and pave the way for development under the guidance of the LNA’s General Commander, Khalifa Haftar.

According to Al-Mismari, the LNA “defeated numerous extremists in the Fezzan region, in more than 15 skirmishes and battles. The most critical operation since 2019 occurred in Sebha, where they eliminated a highly dangerous terrorist known as Abu Talha Al-Libi.”

He confirmed that armed units are now deployed across the entire southwestern region, spanning four military zones. Al-Mismari also pointed out that the LNA was closely monitoring neighbouring countries experiencing tensions, to prevent them from exploiting their territories to launch attacks against Libya.

Additionally, efforts are underway to curb illegal immigration – an issue that affects both source and destination countries.

In his closing remarks, Al-Mismari emphasized that they would “not permit the settlement of a single foreigner on Libyan soil.” He also stated they would “not allow the establishment of fictitious projects intended for such settlements.”

Libya has been in chaos since a NATO-backed uprising toppled longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. The county has for years been split between rival administrations, each backed by rogue militias and foreign governments.

The current stalemate grew out of the failure to hold elections in December 2021, and the refusal of Prime Minister Abdel-Hamid Dbaiba, who is leading the transitional government, to step down.