Al-Mahjoub: Only Force Can Stop Turkey from Sending Killer Drones to Libya – Al Marsad

Brigadier General Khalid al-Mahjoub, Director of the Media Centre of the Operations Room of the Libyan National Army (LNA) said that Turkey’s preoccupation with its armed invasion of Syrian territories will not prevent it from its continuous support for the militias of the unconstitutional Tripoli-based Government of National Accord.

[Libya, 13 October 2019] – Brigadier General Khalid al-Mahjoub, Director of the Media Centre of the Operations Room of the Libyan National Army (LNA) said in a special statement to the media that Turkey is likely to continue sending its unmanned planes to Libya unless it is directly prevented by force. He said the Turkish regime was a byproduct of the Muslim Brotherhood and it will not put down its weapons in its battle for Libya until its last soldier and its last drone, as he put it.

With regard to the preparations of the Libyan National Army (LNA) to tackle the potential arrival of terrorists in Libya from Syria via Turkey, Brigadier General Khalid al-Mahjoub stressed that any terrorist arriving in Libya would be killed, and that the LNA will eliminate them in any armed confrontations or capture them and put them to trial before the formal courts.

Brigadier General Khalid al-Mahjoub said that the military strikes launched by the Libyan National Army (LNA), accompanied by the recent development in the LNA offensive plans and the stepping up of the frequency of its strikes have exhausted the militias, increased casualties on the Turkish side and the GNA-aligned militias and accelerated their inevitable collapse.

He also explained that opening new fronts or launching further strikes is a military tactic intended to achieve a set of objectives according to its plan.

Brigadier General Khalid al-Mahjoub said that Fayez al-Sarraj, the President of the unconstitutional Presidential Council, will not find any international allies due to the fact that Turkey as been condemned internationally after its armed forces violated the national sovereignty of a UN member state by invading and occupying its territories. The Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) is currently backed by both Turkey and Qatar, with some suspicions about an alleged Iranian support behind the scenes.

Pro-Turkish extremist Syrian fighters gather near the Turkish village of Akinci along the border with Syria on

The current Turkish campaign in the Kurdish-held territories in northern Syria has led to brutal massacres and the escape of many ISIS prisoners from prison and detention centres. Many analysts fear that ISIS extremists will find their way to Libya with assistance from the Turkish authorities to join the ranks of the Tripoli-based GNA militias, thereby further exacerbating violence, instability and extremism in Libya.

© Al Marsad English (2019).