Haftar’s representatives in the 5+5 Joint Military Committee (JMC), announced for the first time, their official recognition of the presence of mercenaries within their ranks and in the areas under Haftar's controla.

Haftar’s representatives in the JMC added in a statement, that they intend on removing 300 mercenaries and foreign fighters from their areas of control.

The statement also explained that this step came as a response from Haftar to a request made by the French Presidency, and it well be done in direct coordination with the United Nations Support Mission in Libya.