Libyan National Army Spokesman Accuses Turkey of Violating UN Arms Embargo

The allegations came the same day that Gen. Khalifa Haftar’s forces warned Ankara that Turkish forces “illegally operating” in Libya would be subject to destruction in a massive aerial campaign. The Turkish Foreign Ministry warned that such an attack would make Libyan National Army (LNA) troops a “legitimate target” for Turkish forces.

Turkey’s military operations in Libya constitute a violation of the UN arms embargo and are a threat to regional peace and stability, Ahmed al-Mismari, spokesperson for the Libyan National Army, has claimed in a 25 minute-long multimedia presentation aiming to show the alleged extent to which Turkish forces are involved in the war in the North African country.

According to the spokesman, Turkish troops, mercenaries and Government of National Accord (GNA) forces have received and are operating at least eight T-107 107mm multiple launch rocket systems, 10 strike drones, about 70 Kirpi and Vuran armoured vehicles, over 260 Turkish-made all-terrain vehicles, along with over 100 heavy machine guns.

As evidence of these weapons deliveries, the spokesman pointed to what appears to be dashcam footage from inside a Kirpi vehicle being loaded up onto cargo ships and sent to Libya.

“On the screen you can see footage from the video recorder of one of the Turkish ‘Kirpi’ armoured vehicles captured by Libyan troops during battles with members of terrorist groups from Syria which were deployed south of Tripoli,” the spokesman said. He…

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