June 30, 2019 / 9:36 PM / 3 months ago

Libya's eastern forces supreme commander declares state of mobilisation - statement

FILE PHOTO: Aguila Saleh, Head of East Libya Parliament, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Cairo, Egypt June 12, 2019. REUTERS/Mahmoud Mourad

CAIRO (Reuters) - Libya’s eastern forces supreme commander Aguila Saleh declared a state of general mobilisation in the country late on Sunday.

Earlier, forces loyal to eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar said they had destroyed a Turkish drone parked at Tripoli’s only working airport, halting civilian flights as tensions between Ankara and the eastern administration mounted.

Reporting by Ayman al-Warfalli;; Editing by Sandra Maler

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