Libya: CNN says Russian mercenaries digging giant trench

UN plan foresees withdrawal of foreign militias by Saturday

22 January, 17:43

    (ANSAmed) - ROME, JANUARY 22 - Khalifa Haftar's forces "are digging an enormous trench from Sirte to the Jufra air base, and Russian mercenaries from the Wagner group are operative in the area", US intelligence sources told CNN.

    A UN-led road map towards elections in December foresees the withdrawal of foreign militias by Saturday.

    The trench can be seen from satellites, and the defensive line, strengthened by fortifications, extends for more than 70 km.

    CNN said the construction is raising fears that foreign fighters will not withdraw from the country by Saturday, but instead intend to remain.(ANSAmed). (ANSA).

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