Libya’s parliament-appointed Prime Minister Fathi Bashagha said on Wednesday his government supported removing all foreign forces and mercenaries from Libya, guided by a committee set up to safeguard a ceasefire after the 2014-2020 conflict. “We support that approach strongly, strongly, strongly,” he said via a translator, adding that he did not have any relationship with Moscow and that he would work through the 5+5 committee. The role of the Wagner Group in Africa has been put in the spotlight since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, with fears that it could further destabilize the region. That assault was turned back when Turkey brought its own forces into the conflict in support of the Tripoli government. Both Wagner and Turkey have established military bases in Libya and remain there despite a clause in the 2020 ceasefire demanding all foreign forces leave.
Source: Libya Today June 23, 2022 10:51 UTC