Libyan Rivals Exchange Prisoners


On Friday, the Director of Moral Guidance of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Major General Khaled Al-Mahjoub, stated that the LNA has exchanged prisoners with the forces of the Government of National Accord (GNA) in the Shwerif region, southwest of Libya.

In a press statement, Al-Mahjoub noted that the prisoner exchange process was made under the supervision of the “5+5” Joint Military Commission (JMC).

Al-Mahjoub added that the prisoner exchange process will continue until all prisoners on both sides return to their families.

The JMC had agreed to exchange prisoners between the LNA and the GNA under the auspices of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). Media sources revealed that 48 prisoners were exchanged between the two conflicting armies.