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Turkey sends ship with weapons to Libya; attack on port Tripoli

In Libya, Commander Khalifa Haftar's troops carried out an attack on a Turkish ship in the port of Tripoli. The ship transported weapons to the government army. The Tripoli government subsequently suspended its participation in the ceasefire negotiations.

It was later reported that a weapon depot had been hit on the port site. According to the Tripoli government, three civilians died in the attack. UN Libya envoy Ghassan Salame confirmed that the port was being attacked without giving any additional details.

Turkey has sent troops and weapons to support the Tripoli-based Government of the National Agreement (GNA), which is fighting the LNA, under the leadership of General Khalifa Haftar. Ankara has also been accused of sending Syrian mercenary soldiers to the country, including freed ISIS prisoners.

The presence of the Turkish ammunition ship comes despite the European Union's attempts to force a ban on weapons to Libya. The EU was to monitor compliance with the prohibition of arms supplies. The UN-backed “national unity” government says it has suspended talks with General Khalifa Haftar after an attack on the port.

Haftar met Russian Secretary of Defense Serguei Shoigou in Moscow on Wednesday to discuss the latest developments in Tripoli, following a meeting with the American top diplomat in Libya at Hafta's head office on Tuesday.

The European Union says it is prepared to monitor the ceasefire and the arms embargo against rival parties. The offer of the EU is unlikely to be accepted by Haftar, who says his goal is to "conquer all of Libya," including the capital. In Ankara, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan insisted that "EU has no authority to make decisions regarding Libya" and said that Turkey would continue to support Prime Minister Fayez el-Saraj's Tripoli-based government.


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