World Libya: The forces of Haftar close the border with Algeria

14:25  20 june  2021
14:25  20 june  2021 Source:   leparisien.fr

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Libya-Algeria: Libya: The forces of Haftar close the border with Algeria

LIBYE: LES FORCES D'HAFTAR FERMENT LA FRONTIÈRE AVEC L'ALGÉRIE © Reuters / ESAM Omran Al-Fetori Libya: the forces of 'Hatar close the border with Algeria

Tripoli (Reuters) - The forces loyal to Marshal Libyen Khalifa Hafta announced Sunday closed the borders with Algeria and declared "military zone" the panels of territories concerned.

This initiative once again illustrates the fragmentation of power in Libya where the Government of National Union, supported by the international community fails to reduce the opposition of the Libyan National Army (ANL) taken by Khalifa Haftar.

"The armed forces closed the border between Libya and Algeria and declared it military zone within which any movement is forbidden," the propaganda organ of the ANL.

After failing last year to seize Tripoli at the end of a 14-month long offensive, the ANL remobilized, threatening the chances of the national unity government to take control over the whole a territory on which many armed groups operate.

(Libya Writing, French Version Nicolas Delame)

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