Media Networks: Ankara Summons Bashagha, Mishri, Namroush and Militia Leaders for Urgent Meeting – Al Marsad

Arab, Turkish and Libyan media networks announced today that the Government of National Accord (GNA)’s leaders Fathi Bashagha, Khaled al-Mishri and Salah al-Din al-Namroush have been summoned to Ankara, for an urgent security meeting with the Head of Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization, Hakan Fidan.

(Libya, 6 January 2021) – The 218News said that the Head of the advisory High Council of State, Khaled al-Mishri, who is also a member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Justice and Development Party (JCP), had visited Turkey accompanied by 16 leaders of armed militias, most notably Mohammed al-Hussan, Ayoub Borsan and Bashir Khalaf Allah who is known as “The Cow”.

The full list of the 16 names, in addition to Bashagha, Mishri and Namroush, according to 218News are as follows:

According to 218News the security meeting in Turkey would with the presence of officials from GNA and leaders of the armed formations, the same source told 218News.

  1. Bashir Khalaf Allah “Al-Baqarah”
  2. Mohammed Suleiman
  3. Abdulrahman Bashir Hamida
  4. Imad Abdulqader
  5. Mohammed al-Mahdi Abu Qasim
  6. Mohammed Ali Mukhtar al-Dharrat
  7. Emhammad Omran al-Hamali
  8. Mohammed a;-Baroni
  9. Abdulazim Mohammed
  10. Mohammed Omran Mohammed “Al-Hussan”
  11. Mustafa Ali Mustafa
  12. Ramzi Mahdi Mawlood Hussein
  13. Salem Suleiman Ali Muhaishi
  14. Ayoub Buras
  15. Mohammed Suleiman Mohammed Suleiman
  16. Khaled Mohammed Emhamad Ghalio

Al-Arabiya Al-Hadath also confirmed that Turkey had summoned both Khaled al-Mishri and his ally, the GNA Minister of Interior Fathi Bashagha, along with the head of the intelligence service for a security meeting. The details of this meeting were not revealed by GNA sources.

Furthermore, on Wednesdat Media networks shared reports of an unannounced visit by Fathi Bashagha to Cairo to hold talks on the political dialogue that UNSMIL is trying to revive again after stumbling several times during to internal disagreements—amid media reports also of a forthcoming visit by the House of Representatives (HoR)’s Chancellor Aguila Saleh to Turkey.

It is noteworthy that this visit by Mishri, Bashagha and Namroush comes amid a cautious approach to the remaining 19 days before the expiration of the 5+5 military agreement’s deadline scheduled for 23 January, in accordance with the Geneva Agreement signed on the 23 October 2020 between the joint military committees. The Geneva Agreement stipulated the exit of all foreign forces and mercenaries within 90 days of signing the agreement. The agreement was hailed by all international stakeholders with the exception of Turkey who rejected the agreement and has since continued to supply weapons and Syrian mercenaries to its bases in GNA-controlled territory.

© AlMarsad English (2021)