France withdraws its Haftar-supporting troops from Benghazi

France withdraws its Haftar-supporting troops from Benghazi

August 10, 2016 - 19:58
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Military and security sources revealed Wednesday that the special French troops that are supporting Khalifa Haftar’s militias withdrew from Benghazi three days ago, saying it is possible that they come back again.

The Anadolu News Agency reported the same sources as saying that they noticed the absence of the reconnaissance aircraft, which are probably for the French troops, over the last few days.

The reasons behind this move are yet unclear, however, it comes following the statement of the member of the UN-proposed government, Mohammed Al-Emmari, who said France vowed to stop its military operations in Benghazi after it was informed that the government is upset about them, besides the summoning of the French Ambassador to Libya.

Last month, France announced that three French soldiers were killed while on intelligence mission when their helicopter crashed in eastern Benghazi, which was an official admission that French troops are operating on the ground in eastern Libya.