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LNA welcomes international calls for a truce




Alwasat - Cairo Mon 23 Mar 2020, 04:40 AM
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The spokesman for the Libyan National Army (LNA) on Saturday welcomed the international call to stop military action in the country to allow authorities to fight against the possible outbreak of COVID-19.

"The general command welcomes the international call for a cease-fire for humanitarian reasons in order to confront the (possible) coronavirus infections," Ahmad al-Mismari said in a statement.

He added that the LNA "is committed the most to the cease-fire."

Earlier, Arab and Western countries, as well as the UN Support Mission in Libya, called on the Libyan parties to stop all military action in the country to allow authorities to fight against the coronavirus.

The LNA has been leading a military campaign since April 2019 in and around the capital Tripoli, attempting to take over the city and topple the UN-backed government.

The fighting has killed and injured thousands of people and forced more than 150,000 to flee their homes.

Both rival parties have imposed a curfew in Libya to prevent any possible coronavirus infections.

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