GNA’s Namroush Threatens Withdrawal From Ceasefire Deal - Al Marsad

GNA’s Defence Minister, Salah al-Din Namroush, denounced the international community’s silence over what he claimed to be ceasefire violations by the Libyan National Army (LNA).

(Libya, 8 December 2020) — The pro-TurkeyDefence Minister of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) Salah Al-Din al-Namroush has threatened the withdrawal of the GNA from the 5+5 military agreement and the recent UN-brokered ceasefire deal, claiming the LNA had launched an attack in Ubari violating the ceasefire agreement.

The pro-Turkey defence minister was “surprised by the silence” of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the international community over the alleged ceasefire violations by “Haftar militias”, the Operation Volcano of Anger media centre reported.

Pro-Turkey GNA Defense Minister Threatens to Control Entire Libyan Soil by Force

“Would the UNSMIL, the coordinator of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum [LPDF], stay silent if a statement was issued by any of the members or officials of the GNA? Perhaps the statement will be considered a threat to the LPDF and the ceasefire,” the media centre quoted him as saying.

“What Haftar militias did yesterday was not the first in Ubari, it was preceded a week ago by Haftar gangs storming the neighbourhoods of the city and demolishing houses on its inhabitants’ heads, and other criminal acts added to the record of the war criminal Haftar and his crimes in Tripoli and Tarhuna,” Namroush claimed.


The LNA General Command had in fact carried out a security operation targeting foreign fighters belonging to Al-Qaeda in Ubari, resulting in the arrest of seven suspected terrorists and the confiscation of a large cache of weapons, ammunition and explosives, which Namroush, however described as “a criminal act”.

Al-Mismari Reveals Details of LNA’s Operation Against al-Qaeda’s Terrorist Hideout in Ubari

Major General Ahmed al-Mismari, the spokesperson for the Libyan National Army (LNA)’s General Command declared in his statement on 29th November that the LNA special operation had captured 7 Al-Qaeda terrorists of different nationalities. One of the key terrorist leaders captured in a well-coordinated operation was Hasan Al-Washi who returned from Mali last week after transferring weapons, ammunition and money to the organization and to the terrorist Omar Washi, who was also captured.

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