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Libyan Military Confirms Chadian Air Attacks Within Libyan Territory

Libyan Military Confirms Chadian Air Attacks Within Libyan Territory

The Spokesman for the Libyan National Army (LNA), General Ahmed Al-Mismari has confirmed that Chadian aircraft have carried out airstrikes on opposition groups in Libya’s south.

He explained that the targeted opposition groups are stationed in the Tibesti region near Aouzo, within Chadian territory.

“Any Chadian military incursion into Libyan territory requires approval from the LNA’s Commander-in-Chief,” he said.

Al-Mismari refuted videos circulating in recent days claiming Chadian forces were present in Libya.

“Libya does not permit the entry of expelled Chadian opposition groups into its territory,” he added.

Al-Mismari expressed hope for an end to conflicts, and emphasised the larger war was against cross-border crimes. He highlighted the need for calm in Chad and Niger, to avoid further unresolved crisis.

“Libya’s forces continue to monitor and track activities along their extensive borders with Niger, to prevent breaches by terrorist organizations,” he concluded.

With the approval of the Libyan government, the Chadian army has targeted Chadian opposition locations inside Libyan territory and successfully decimated several ammunition and weapons depots.

Airstrikes resulting in the deaths of four opposition fighters were reported by the Front for Change and Concord in Chad (FACT). FACT has announced the cancellation of the ceasefire declared in April 2021.

According to FACT: “The ruling military council has declared war on us. Therefore, the Coalition for Change and Concord in Chad (CCOC) announces the end of the unilateral ceasefire declared in April 2021, and assures the military council that its response will be swift and unrestricted.”

In June, Chadian Minister of Defence, General Daoud Yaya Brahim strongly criticised the rebel groups, accusing them of recruiting minors to carry out attacks from Libya.

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