Libyan army declares Turkey an enemy state

 A spokesman for the Libyan National Army, led by Khalifa Hafter, Major General Ahmad al-Massmari, said that Turkey's losses in his country will be great and confirmed that it has become a hostile state.

"We have declared Turkey as state hostile, but we exclude the Turkish people, who suffer from oppression and imprisonment of its president Recep Tayyip Erdogan," Libyan army spokesman Major General Ahmad al-Massmari told a news at press conference late Saturday night.

And presented documents and photographs confirming the participation of the Turkish army's elements in the battles with extremist militias against the Libyan national army, noting that Ankara entered the battle officially through the Turkish army.

He stressed that the liberation of the capital Tripoli will be achieved soon, and that Erdogan's losses in Libya will be very heavy losses.

Al-Massmari pointed out that the Libyan army directed heavy air strikes on the positions of the extremist militias in the city of Gharyan and Tripoli.

He stressed that the army continues to clear all Libyan territory from terrorists.

On Friday evening, Marshal Khalifa Hafter ordered his forces to strike Turkish ships in Libyan territorial waters and all "Turkish strategic targets" on Libyan territory from companies, headquarters and projects in response to egregious invasion of the Turkish that Libya was exposed to.

And added "The air force has been ordered to target ships and boats inside territorial waters and land forces by targeting all Turkish strategic targets

Ankara supports of the Government of National Accord, and has sent many shipments of arms, military vehicles and explosives to Libya, which has been in anarchy since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi's regime in 2011. The Libyan National Army forces accuse Turkey of supporting terrorists in Libya.

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ANHA

 


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