To advance from Röttgen: SPD helmet looks blue Mission in Libya, skeptical

The SPD looks to the advance of the CDU external expert Norbert Röttgen for an international Mission with the participation of the German armed forces for the c

To advance from Röttgen: SPD helmet looks blue Mission in Libya, skeptical

The SPD looks to the advance of the CDU external expert Norbert Röttgen for an international Mission with the participation of the German armed forces for the civil war, the country of Libya with skepticism. "A debate on a UN force or a military operation of the EU in Libya is passing at the present time, to the realities," said the SPD foreign expert Nils Schmid, the New Berlin-based editorial company (NBR). This would require both the consent of the conflict parties on the ground as well as a unified Position of the international community. Both of which are not currently available. Therefore, first of all, furthermore, diplomatic channels should be exhausted for a political process.

Röttgen, campaigned for a blue helmet Mission to pacify the conflict. This could be either under the umbrella of the European Union or the United Nations, the Bundeswehr should be involved, proposed by the Chairman of the foreign Affairs Committee of the Bundestag in the NBR Interview. The Mission could ensure a buffer zone between the territories of the government in the West of Libya and the troops of General Khalifa Haftar in the East of the country. "The last months have shown that diplomacy without a military peacekeeping component will not quit the fight in Libya."

Since the fall of longtime ruler Muammar al-Gaddafi in 2011, different militias are fighting for Power and influence in the North African country. On Sunday, the Libyan unity government, has denounced an attack by a "foreign air force" on a strategically important military base in the West of the country. Of which state the attack was led by the unit of government, recaptured air force base, Al-Watija, not specified the unity government in Tripoli in its communication of Sunday, however.

Possible casualties among Turkish soldiers

explained In the attack on the base in the front eight, it was the "wretched and desperate attempt" to boost the morale of the troops of General Khalifa Haftar, Deputy defense Minister Salah Namrush. He announced a response to the air attack "at the right place and at the right time". Haftar is fighting the UN-recognized unit of government and controlled large parts of the East and South of the country. He has, among other things, Egypt, Russia, and the United Arab Emirates, behind, during the unity government to get military support from Turkey and Qatar.

the troops of The unity government had the 140 kilometers southwest of Tripoli, the Al-Watija-based in may of the Haftar troops back to Robert. Media of the Haftar camp reported now, in the case of the "unknown aircraft" - run attack at the weekend on the base had been a Turkish air defense system to the target. Among the stationed at the base, the Turkish soldiers there had been fatalities. A Turkish military spokesman denied that soldiers from his country had been killed. He confirmed only property damage.

the troops of The unity government, run currently with Turkish support an Offensive on the strategically important port city of Sirte, which is controlled by Haftar. Due to the Advance on Sirte Egypt had been threatened with a direct military intervention in the neighbouring country.

Updated Date: 06 July 2020, 00:19

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