France says 300 mercenaries have left eastern Libya

Jan 4, 2022 | International actors

On 4 January, a Spokesperson from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Anne-Claire Legendre, confirmed that 300 foreign mercenaries have left eastern Libya. Legendre stated that this move hails the start of a phased withdrawal of thousands of foreign forces that have fought on both sides of the conflict. She urged for the timely implementation of a complete process for the withdrawal of mercenaries, foreign fighters and foreign forces. Reporting on this story, Reuters indicated that diplomats had said that the departing mercenaries were from Chad.