Forces loyal to Libya’s renegade Gen. Khalifa Haftar accepted Saturday a joint call by Turkey and Russia for a cease-fire.
Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) spokesman Ahmed al-Mismari said in a video message that forces accepted the cease-fire call but would respond fiercely if violated.
The move came minutes after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, held a phone conversation regarding Libya.
Erdogan and Putin urged a cease-fire Wednesday by Jan. 12, following a meeting in Istanbul.
The UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli welcomed the cease-fire call but Haftar rejected