Libya's Tripoli-based GNA has reportedly called for Turkish intervention, according to Turkish media, as Haftar's offensive on Tripoli and the surroundings contininues on pace.
The latest fighting saw LNA fighter jets that bombed targets and arms depots in Misrata, a GNA militia stronghold. The LNA spokesman said these were preemptive strikes for expected landing points for Turkish military assistance. The VOA could not, however, confirm independently that Turkey indeed planned to send any forces into battle.
GNA Prime Minister Sarraj called on the US, Germany, Italy and Turkey to protect his "internationally recognised government" from falling to Haftar. However, some analysts saw this as a "fig leaf" for activating the military agreement with Turkey and legitimising its intervention.