With a ramped-up Russian and Emirati presence in Libya, Turkey is engaging international stakeholders to maintain stability and prevent aggressive expansion.
A military spokesman for Libya's UN-recognised government says Ilyushin-type planes also flew in ammunitions as part of seven flights to Sirte, Jufra and Benghazi, possibly from different locations.
After dominating the battlefields of Syria and Libya with frigates and drones, Turkish military advisers are now using robots in the Libyan conflict.
Following meeting with top Maltese and Libyan officials, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar says all three countries are on same page on most issues.
The move comes after the forces of UN-recognised government recently recaptured most of the territory held by Khalifa Haftar's illegal militias in northwest Libya, ending the warlord's 14-month campaign to seize the capital Tripoli.
Libya's army shared images of military equipment in Tobruk which it said arrived from Egypt the same day the US military posted photographs of landmines used by Kremlin-backed Wagner Group in Tripoli to support Haftar.
The Government of National Accord (GNA) is “determined” to resume its offensive against warlord Haftar’s militias unless they withdrew from two strategic locations, port city of Sirte and home to an airbase Jufra, Turkish foreign minister says.
Defence Minister Hulusi Akar has reiterated Turkey’s support for Libyan people to ensure they live "comfortably, happier and more confidently."
The UN chief also expressed his shock at the recent discovery of mass graves in territory recently recaptured from Haftar's militia.
Documents published by the government show the illegal seizure of state land and property by the Military Investment Committee, a shady financial authority under warlord Khalifa Haftar.
The Egyptian army is short on military successes, and that history may give some military officials pause for thought.
Egypt is sounding the drums of war in Libya, but any military incursion faces daunting military and political obstacles.
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