A large crowd of residents of the Libyan capital took to the streets yesterday evening to celebrate the control of the Al-Wefaq government forces over the entire administrative borders of Tripoli. Al-Wefaq forces announced that they had penetrated into the administrative borders of the city of Tarhuna, southeast of Tripoli, in preparation for regaining control of it.
During his meeting with the President of the Presidential Council of the Libyan National Accord Government, Fayez al-Sarraj, at the Republican Palace in Ankara, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledged to continue supporting the reconciliation government, while Sarraj confirmed that the battle against retired Major General Khalifa Haftar was continuing to defeat the aggression and extend state control over the country, as he put it.
The Libyan marches roamed the streets of Tripoli and later met in the Martyrs Square in the city center to celebrate, while the drivers drivers sounded alarms that the fighting in the Libyan capital had ended and the return of the displaced to their homes had begun.
Some of the displaced people have published photos and clips showing their destroyed homes, while activists activated special communication sites to help the displaced people repair their damaged homes that were the scene of military operations.
The Al-Wefaq government forces managed to impose their control on the entire city of Tripoli, after the Haftar fighters were expelled from the capital’s borders, nearly 14 months after the Haftar forces ’attack on April 4 last year. Military operations killed 162 civilians, wounded more than 500, and displaced 300,000. Someone from their homes.
On the other hand, Ahmed Al-Mesmari, a spokesman for Hifter's forces, announced - in a recorded speech - the relocation of his forces outside Tripoli, provided that the government of National Accord adheres to the ceasefire.
Al-Mesmari said that the leadership of Hifter's forces agreed to resume participation in the ceasefire committee (5 + 5) under the auspices of the UN mission in Libya, in response to international calls and in support of the political solution. Al-Mismari brandished a resumption of military operations and the suspension of participation in the committee, if the reconciliation government did not abide by the ceasefire.Tarnah Siege
Meanwhile, Al-Wefaq forces said they penetrated into the administrative borders of the city of Tarhuna, southeast of Tripoli, as Haftar's last bastion in the western region of Libya.
In the context, Mustafa al-Majei, a spokesperson for the media center for the anger volcano of the Al-Wefaq government, said that his forces had taken control of a vertical airstrip on the outskirts of Tarhuna, which was being used by Haftar militia to bomb residential neighborhoods.
The Anatolia news agency quoted the spokesman as saying that Al-Wefaq government forces besieged a pledge, indicating that most of the Haftar militia left the city to the south, and that Tarhuna witnessed a large displacement situation for families, and sounds of gunfire were heard from inside, amid a state of confusion.
In the light of these developments, the Al-Wefaq government announced on Thursday the formation of a governing council for the city of Tarhuna, headed by Muhammad Ali Mohamed Ahmed and five members, with the reconciliation forces advancing towards the city in preparation for its control.
In the context, the President of the Libyan Parliament, held in Tripoli, Hamouda Siala, called on members of Parliament in Tobruk to join and join the parliament in the Libyan capital, to practice their duties and assume their responsibilities.Erdogan and OS meeting
In Ankara, President of the Presidential Council of the Libyan Accord Government, Fayez al-Sarraj, met on Thursday with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The Turkish President affirmed that his country will continue to support the government of national reconciliation and all international initiatives to achieve peace in Libya, and pointed out the need to start a new political phase in Libya sponsored by the United Nations and the guarantors.
Erdogan described retired Major General Haftar al-Tawlabi, who "showed his true face with his attacks ... There are countries and governments that support Haftar: I cannot support a character who tried to destroy the Libyan meat, this person is the one who tore up the Libyan fabric."
The Turkish President also praised what the Al-Sarraj government did to serve the Libyan community, and affirmed its readiness to cooperate with it in the fields of trade and economy, appealing to the international community to support the legitimate government and stop selling the revolutionaries to Libyan oil.
For his part, Al-Sarraj said that the battle against Haftar continues to defeat the aggression and extend state control over the country, as he put it. And he renewed - during a press conference with Erdogan in Ankara - his refusal to negotiate with Haftar, who he described as a coup, and vowed to hold all those who contributed to the killing of the Libyans accountable.
The Prime Minister of Al-Wefaq addressed the countries that support Haftar, saying, "You lost on the walls of Tripoli ... stop supporting you on our behalf
For his part, Libyan Supreme Council Chairman Khaled al-Mashri said that Haftar's attack on Tripoli was a conspiracy in which Egypt, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, France, and mercenaries from Sudan, Chad, and Russia supported it.
Al-Mashri stressed that Libya will have a pause and that it will file international cases with these countries to compensate for the damages caused to the country because of that support. Al-Mashri also confirmed that what he described as the victory of the capital is a prelude to liberating the entire Libyan soil, and pledged to help the displaced from all the cities of Libya, east and south, to return to their homes.The American position
In a related development, the US ambassador to Libya, Richard Norland, said that the US position on what is going on in Libya is that the conflict must stop there, indicating that his country will use its influence to provide assistance.
Norland considered that his country's message to the Libyan parties is to take advantage of what he described as an open window, and to engage in negotiations in good faith. He added that after reaching a political agreement, the Libyans must determine the fate of the foreign forces on their lands, and stressed that all mercenaries must leave Libya and limit the escalation and leave it to the Libyans.
Norland noted that Russia has legitimate interests in Libya and the region, and what the United States wants is for Russia to pursue its interests in legitimate ways and not through mercenaries, and he pointed out that Turkish intervention in Libya came primarily as a response to the intervention of Russian Wagner mercenaries.