Libyan Army: 4 Turkish Soldiers Killed in Tripoli


Top Libyan Commander Says LNA killed 4 Turkish Soldiers in Tripoli

The Commander of the Libyan National Army’s (LNA) Western Region Operations Room, Major General Al-Mabrouk Al Ghazwi, announced that four Turkish soldiers and one Syrian commander have been killed in Tripoli following clashes between the LNA and forces aligned with the Government of National Accord (GNA) over the last three days.

In a statement, Al Ghazwi said that the bodies of the 4 Turkish soldiers and the injured Syrian leader were kept after a day-long siege. He also confirmed that one LNA soldier was killed during the clashes. Al Ghazwi added that the LNA interrogated the Syrian commander before he died and that the latter admitted there were 10 Turks and 8 Syrians who participated in the attack.

“We tried to keep the Syrian captive alive, but he died of internal haemorrhage,” Al-Ghazwi added.

He also called on the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to collect the bodies of Turkish soldiers and the Syrian leader in order to transfer them to Turkey.

The spokesman for the LNA, Major-General Ahmed Al Mismari, had also requested Turkey to establish contact in order to retrieve their casualties from Libya.