Turkey’s aggression threatens Libya’s unity, regional stability

Supporters of LNA commander Khalifa Haftar take part in a gathering in the eastern Libyan port city of Benghazi on July 5, 2020, to protest against Turkish intervention in the country’s affairs. (AFP)
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Updated 08 July 2020

Turkey’s aggression threatens Libya’s unity, regional stability

  • Haftar said his army will continue to fight against Turkish aggression

LONDON: Turkey’s aggression threatens the unity of Libya and the stability of the region, eastern commander Khalifa Haftar said on Tuesday.
He also said “Turkey and terrorism threatens our existence,” adding that “Turkey seeks to control the capabilities and wealth of our country.”
Haftar said his Libyan National Army (LNA) will continue to fight against Turkish aggression. “We will not give up our national principles” to “protect our country” from Turkish “invaders.”
The LNA supports Libya’s eastern parliament while Turkey stepped in militarily earlier this year in support of the Government of National Accord (GNA) which controls the capital Tripoli.


Gaza residents donate blood for Beirut victims

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Gaza residents donate blood for Beirut victims

  • Dozens took part in a blood drive in the city of Khan Younis on Wednesday
  • “I donated my blood in a moment of loyalty to the Lebanese people,” said Khan Younis resident Abu Diab Ouida

GAZA: Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are participating in a blood donation drive to try and help victims of the explosion in Beirut that has wounded thousands.
Dozens took part in a blood drive in the city of Khan Younis on Wednesday, which was sponsored by the Palestinian Red Crescent Society. Organizers said they will coordinate with the International Committee of the Red Cross to try to get the blood donations delivered to Lebanon.
“I donated my blood in a moment of loyalty to the Lebanese people,” said Khan Younis resident Abu Diab Ouida.
The Gaza Strip has been under a joint Israeli-Egyptian blockade since 2007, after the Islamist militant group Hamas took power from Palestinian rivals in an armed coup. It remains unclear whether the donated blood will be able to reach Lebanon.