Al-Arabiya: Renewed clashes south of the Libyan capital

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02:27 am

Tuesday 14 January 2020

Al-Arabiya and Al-Hadath correspondent stated that armed clashes took place in Salah Al-Din area, south of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, between the Libyan National Army forces and the Al-Wefaq government militia, in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

This comes after the departure of the Libyan National Army commander, Khalifa Hifter, and his accompanying delegation, early in the day, the Russian capital, Moscow, without signing a cease-fire agreement in Libya.

Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced that the Libyan army chief, Khalifa Hifter, had postponed signing the document of the truce, while Turkish Foreign Minister, Chawishoglu, stated that Hifter had requested a deadline until Tuesday morning.

A military source at the General Command of the Libyan Army told Al-Arabiya.net that Haftar would stipulate the disbanding of the armed militias and the handing over of their weapons before signing the agreement to continue the armistice between his forces and the forces of the Al-Wefaq government, who have been fighting for months on the capital, Tripoli.

The Libyan draft agreement called on both parties to stop all offensive military actions, with the formation of a military committee to determine the line of communication between the warring parties.

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