Arab League To Hold Emergency Meeting On Libyan Situation

CAIRO The Arab League announced that, an emergency meeting will be held, to discuss the situation in war-torn Libya.

In a statement, the organisation said, Egypt called for the meeting, as Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, announced that, his country would send troops to Libya, at the request of the UN-backed Libyan government.

Libya has been locked in a civil war, splitting power between two rival governments: the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), based in the capital Tripoli, and another in the northeastern city of Tobruk, which is allied with the self-proclaimed Libyan National Army (LNA), led by Khalifa Haftar.

Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, France and Russia support Haftar's LNA, while the GNA is backed by Turkey and Qatar, as well as Italy.

Haftar has been leading a military campaign since early Apr, in and around Tripoli, attempting to take over the city and topple the UN-backed government.