The senior leader at the armed groups of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Mustafa Ekhlil has hinted that their forces are about to receive strategic support and drones from a foreign country, which he didn’t name, adding that it will take 25 days to teach frontlines in Tripoli.
He also said that Libyan armed forces trained abroad will return to the battlefield, without saying where they were being trained, yet his statement was in line with the announcement of GNA that it had signed MoUs with Turkey in security, military and maritime cooperation.
The senior leader of GNA armed groups threatened Tarhouna and Bani Walid cities and asked their residents to look for refuge places before the military backup arrives.
“We have been suffering losses over the last weeks because there are no fighters who are equipped for the battlefield.” Ekhlil said, citing their failures against the Libyan National Army forces in Tripoli fighting.
This comes amid tensions in the Arab and European regions coupled with political and diplomatic efforts condemning the dubious agreement between Libya’s GNA and Turkey, plus the intervention of Ankara in the Libyan political and military conflict.