LNA: Qatar & Turkey Continue to Support the Militias in Libya

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The Director of the Moral Guidance Department in the Libyan National Army (LNA), Major General Khaled Al-Mahjoub, denied military movements on the Sirte and Jufra lines, and stated that the LNA is committed to the ceasefire agreement. He explained that Qatar and Turkey are trying to sabotage the ceasefire, by supporting militias.

In his statements to Sky News, Al-Mahjoub added that some formations affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood are trying to obstruct the ceasefire agreement in Libya. He confirmed that the Sirte meetings agreed to re-open the main road between Sirte and Misrata.

On 1 October, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) announced that the Joint Military Committee (JMC) 5+5 talks in Geneva resulted in a permanent ceasefire agreement. UNSMIL stated that this achievement marked an important turning point towards achieving peace and stability in Libya.

The signing ceremony was held at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva. It was attended by the Acting Special Representative for the Secretary-General, Stephanie Williams, and a number of member states’ representatives. In her speech after signing the agreement, Williams praised the patriotism of the two parties to the conflict, and their commitment to Libya’s unity and sovereignty.