Spokesman for Libyan National Army (LNA) Commander Khalifa Haftar, General Ahmed Al-Mismari, warned that Turkish planes and ships approaching the Libyan coast would be 'considered enemies' and targeted, while speaking to the press in Benghazi in footage provided by the LNA on Saturday.
«An order was issued by the air force commander to target the approaching Turkish ships and any vessels in... Еще Libyan regional waters whether east or west of the country,: said Al-Mismari. «The Turkish targets are considered an enemy target, the Turkish locations in front of you now are considered enemies, they must be recaptured, returned to the country, and nationalised
The spokesman also said all civilian flights from Libya to Turkey will be stopped, adding: «This procedure — and I am addressing the Turkish people who brought Erdogan to Istanbul- is due to [Turkish President] Erdogan's intervention in Libya, a wrongful intervention, an intervention for the interest of Turkish militias on the ground, we are ready for it.»
The orders come after the LNA said on Friday that it had shot down a Government of National Accord (GNA) drone near Tripoli, saying that the UAV had been manufactured in Turkey.