Libya’s Tripoli-based UN-recognized government on Thursday activated a new pact for military cooperation with Turkey, according to an official statement.

The Cabinet of the Government of National Accord (GNA) held an emergency meeting with military commanders on confronting an offensive by eastern Libyan forces led by Khalifa Haftar on the capital, Tripoli.

After the meeting, the officials unanimously accepted activation of the pact, said a statement by the office of Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj.

Tripoli-based news network Libya February TV said the GNA would seek military support from the U.S., U.K., and Italy.

On Nov. 27, Ankara and

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