RPT - Pentagon Favors Ceasefire In Libya, No Word On Turkish Troop Movements - Spokesman
WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 16th January, 2020) The Pentagon wishes to see a ceasefire in Libya and has no public comments on reports of Turkey sending troops to the war-torn country, US Defense Department spokesman Jonathan Hoffman told reporters on Thursday.
"I don't have any additional information for you on Libya that I can share right now. Nothing that I have with regard to troop movements," Hoffman said at the press briefing. "Obviously we would like to see the issue in Libya take a peaceful turn with a ceasefire and better outcome for the Libyan people."
On Monday, Russia and Turkey mediated talks between the warring parties in Moscow. The meeting failed to produce a ceasefire, and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan announced on Thursday that he would dispatch troops to Libya in support of GNA.