Field Marshal Haftar’s forces claim the killing of 16 Turkish soldiers in Libya

The Libyan newspaper “Al-Adwan” reported that what some media reports mentioned in this regard is a slander.

On Sunday, Forces loyal to Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, killed 16 Turkish soldiers as of late, a day following Turkey recognized it had lost “a few martyrs” in operation in the North African nation. 

The Turkish soldiers died during fights in the port city of Misurata, the town of Al Falah, and Tripoli, a spokesman for the Field Marshal Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) affirmed.

During a speech on Saturday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan affirmed the passing of “few” Turkish soldiers in the Libyan clash

Erdogan stated, “We are in Libya with our Turkish fighters and our team from the Syrian National Army. We proceeded with the battle there and have several martyrs there. Consequently, we neutralized about hundreds of Haftar’s legionaries, The National reported.

Turkey backs Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) and has sent Syrian officers along with thier own soldiers and weaponry to support the Tripoli-based establishment repel an endeavor by the LNA to seize the capitol. 

The stationing of advanced air defenses and Turkish soldiers has erased little gains made by the LNA, with the assistance of Russian hired soldiers, restoring the front line generally to where it was at the beginning of Haftar’s operations in April 2019. 

The Cease-fire dialogue amid Libya’s warring sides continued on Thursday after the GNA had pulled out of negotiations after Haftar’s forces did shelling on Tripoli’s port, The National reported.

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