Spokesman for the Libyan National Army (LNA) Major General Ahmed Al-Mismari, said on Sunday that LNA welcomes any resolution for the Libyan crisis but fears manipulation.
Al-Mismari added that that Ankara continued transferring mercenaries during the past days from Turkey and Syria to Libya. He explained that the fighters that are transferred from Syria to Ankara have received advanced training and weapons.
Al-Mismari pointed out that the previous fighters were transported as infantry personnel without training. Now, the fighters that are being transferred from Syria to Ankara have received advanced training and weapons this is Turkey’s preparation for the next stage, which is the kidnapping of the contact point west of the city of Sirte.
Talking about the ongoing political dialogue, Al-Mismari stated: “LNA hopes that these issues will be completed quickly in the interest of the Libyan people, and not in favor of a specific group.”
He continued: “We follow what is happening in the political track, and we do not want what happened in Skhirat to happen, and the outcome of the agreement, especially in Article 8, which brought disasters to the Libyan people. We want a real solution that serves the Libyan citizen, facilitates resolving the crisis and achieves security and stability.”
He went on saying: “LNA confirmed that we welcome any dialogue and any rapprochement between the Libyans, and any real understanding from the international community of the truth of the matter in Libya, but we fear that there will be manipulations or any incorrect measures in this file that affect the war on terrorism and crime.”
He continued, “We have confidence in some of the elements now in the political dialogue that can never concede the supreme interest of the homeland. We have a national army that can secure the country and impose control, but these patriotic elements are now facing another front that does not want armed forces linked to Turkey and the Muslim Brotherhood.“
Al-Mismari said: “We know that there is a struggle that the national elements face, but we hope that they will continue to defend them for the sake of the national interest.”