BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – The Turkish-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) forces have accused the Libyan National Army (LNA) of using chemical weapons in southern Tripoli.

“Our forces were subjected to a nerve gas attack south of Tripoli,” the Tripoli-based Libyan Interior Minister, Fathi Bashagha, said at a press conference on Wednesday.

He continued: “Haftar does not have an army but religious, tribal and regional militias.”

“In the center of Salaheddine, our fighters have been exposed to nerve gas from the Haftar forces,” he said, adding that “we will achieve victory soon, and the Haftar project in Libya has failed.”

The Tripoli-based minister also claimed in his statement that Russian military contractors are also embedded with the Libyan National Army.

In previous statements in February, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov denied what Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said about the presence of Russian private military companies operating in Libya under the supervision of Russian military officials.

Commenting on Erdogan’s statements, Bogdanov said, “This is not consistent with reality.”

The spokesman for the Russian presidency, Dmitry Peskov, announced earlier that many countries have no right to talk about destabilizing the situation in Libya after they destroyed it by their actions that violate international law.

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Allan w. Massey
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Allan w. Massey
2020-04-23 00:12

Here we go again,maybe the ottoman people should go back to turkland

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-04-23 18:35

You mean to Mongolia since, no matter the BS they say, Anatolia is part of Greece under Turkish occupation…

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FairsFair
2020-04-23 15:03

I didn’t know that some of the expelled the OPCW staff and White Helmets had been transported from Syria to Libya to carry out their chemical warfare BS propaganda?

Nestor Arapa
Nestor Arapa
2020-04-23 17:20

La vieja retorica de Erdogan

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-04-23 18:32

Unfortunately for the GNA roaches, OPCW boss is no more a Turk since 2018. Epic fail!
Moreover, Haftar is backed nonetheless by Russia, but also by Egypt, KSA, UAE, France, Italy and in a stealthier, but effective way, also by… USA and Israel… So dream on, this crapaganda won’t work here! Don’t even dream about any UNSC favour!

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-04-23 18:33
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And… Fück Erdogan!