Haftar-led troops announced truce in battle for Tripoli | Eurasia Diary - ednews.net

29 September, Tuesday

Haftar-led troops announced truce in battle for Tripoli

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The troops loyal to Khalifa Hafter announced the truce in Libyan western region under international pressure on Saturday, Eurasia Diary reports citing Aljazeera.

According to Haftar-led Libyan National Army (LNA) spokesperson Ahmed Mismari that the truce went into effect on Sunday. He also warned that "any breach will be met with a harsh response."

On Saturday, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyib Erdogan announced a willingness to help advance the political settlement process in Libya.

"[The two presidents] continued exchanging views on the situation in Libya basing on the Russian-Turkish agreements, which the [two] heads of state achieved in Istanbul on January 8. [They] confirmed Russia and Turkey's aspiration to provide comprehensive assistance to advancing the process of political settlement of the Libyan conflict," the statement said, TASS reports.

Libya plunged into the struggle between two supreme executive authorities, namely the internationally recognized Tripoli-based Government of National Accord headed by Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, and the interim government of Abdullah al-Thani, seated in the east of the country, alongside the parliament, which is supported by the Libyan National Army led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.

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