Fri, 17 Jul 2020 - 11:02 GMT
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi met on Thursday with Libyan tribes’ leaders and notables, representing the spectrum of the Libyan people from across the country.- Press photo
CAIRO - 17 July 2020: Libyan tribal leaders have discussed with Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El Sisi the Turkish aggression on Libya and the ways of ending this aggression, said head of the Diwan of the Supreme Council of the Sheikhs and notables of Libya Mohamed Al-Misbahi.
In remarks to Youm7 T., he said that the delegation of tribal leaders are representing Libyan people in the west, the east, the north and the south, noting that Libya is now colonized by Turkey, which represents a danger to Egypt’s western borders.
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi said that Egypt will intervene "only at the Libyans' request and withdraw upon their order,” adding “ Egypt will not stand idly as it watches activities that threaten its national security.
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CAIRO - 17 July 2020: Meeting with Libyan tribal chiefs on Thursday, who reportedly represented all Libyan people, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El Sisi said what has been seen as a starting line for imminent military intervention in Libya, to fight "outlawed" elements and terrorist groups. He also set conditions and regulations.
Around 25,000 militias and mercenaries have entered Libya from Turkey, which is threatening the entire region's security, said Libyan National Army Spokesman Ahmed Al-Mesmari.
In remarks to the DMC Evening talk show on DMC channel, Mesmari said that Turkey sends militias from different nationalities to Syria and Libya through Africa.
“He [Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan] still sends Syrian militias to Libya. There are elements, who received high-level training, went to Libya.
Turkey is preparing now to attack Sirte city and the oil crescent area,” Mesmari said.
In a press conference held in Benghazi on Thursday, Mesmari said Misrata and its airport and harbour have become a base for receiving Turkish reinforcements, asserting that Ankara is working to turn Misrata into an administrative base for moving its elements towards the oil crescent region.