Al-Mismari: Turkey Commits Crimes in Libya

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On Sunday, the spokesman for the Libyan National Army (LNA), Major General Ahmed Al-Mismari, said that Turkey is committing crimes against humanity in Libya. He called for the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to be brought to justice for the crimes being committed in Libya.

In a statement, Al-Mismari added that “Erdogan is sending more Turkish forces and weapons, with the aims of controlling the oil-rich Oil Crescent and other oil ports,” noting, “The next stage will be decisive in Libya”.

Commenting on the Turkish intervention in Libya, the spokesman confirmed that seven Turkish battleships were located off the coast of Libya. This is to support the Government of National Accord (GNA), and its forces.

Al-Mismari pointed out that the GNA-aligned forces have captured and tortured over 200 Egyptian workers in Tarhuna, noting that such violations do not represent the Libyan people. He went on to say that the LNA forces have documented blatant violations by the GNA against all international covenants in Tarhuna, Al-Asabaa, and several other cities.

The LNA spokesman also urged the United Nations to carry out prompt investigations over the mass graves found in Tarhuna. This would be in addition to the claims that LNA forces had planted landmines in Tripoli, after their withdrawal. He added that planting landmines, booby-trapping and targeting civilians are examples of criminal activities committed by militias and extremists.

He concluded that the military situation is proceeding as planned by the LNA General Command. He stated that the Turkish-backed GNA forces were suffering huge casualties and losses in equipment during their battle against the LNA.