The Presidential Council praises the military cooperation with Turkey… and Dabaiba receives Algerian support
Libyan media revealed a sudden military build-up in the Wadi al-Rabee region, and the closure of the road linking Tajoura and Qasr Bin Ghashir, east of the capital, Tripoli, while video footage showed a convoy of armed vehicles belonging to the anti-terror reserve force leaving the city of Misurata towards Tripoli, after it was announced by its commander, Mukhtar. Al-Jahawi called on all of its members to immediately go to their headquarters, in response to what he described as a “farce”, which he did not disclose, according to a brief statement posted on social media.
Local sources attributed this move to the kidnapping of Ahmed al-Mitan, the head of the Committee for the Wounded Abroad, by the Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade, and the launching of a campaign of arrests by militias supporting the government of Abdel Hamid al-Dabaiba, of figures from Misrata, to which the Prime Minister appointed by the House of Representatives, Fathi Bashagha, also belongs.
Meanwhile, Abdullah Al-Lafi, Vice President of the Presidential Council, praised the Libyan-Turkish cooperation in the military field, and stressed the Libyan officers’ keenness to benefit from the experience of their Turkish counterparts in their field of specialization.
For its part, the “unity government,” headed by Dabaiba, sought to court Algeria politically, after it said that it had obtained what it described as “unconditional support” from it, during a meeting with Najla El-Manqoush, Minister of Foreign Affairs in Dabaiba’s government, with Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, in Algeria.