France comments on ‘security team’ detained in Tunisia | RTNews24

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France on Thursday evening issued remarks on a group of armed French nationals who ended up briefly detained by the Tunisian authorities earlier this week immediately after getting into the region from Libya, Anadolu studies.Paris insists that the 13-member group had been associates of a diplomatic “security team” tasked with guarding the French embassy in Libya.According to reviews in the regional media, on the other hand, the team consisted of military services advisers who were being furnishing guidance to renegade Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar.Early this thirty day period, Haftar introduced a campaign — which continues to be ongoing — with the mentioned intention of capturing Libyan funds Tripoli.Study: Libyan Interior Ministry stops dealing with France In a assertion posted on Facebook, French Ambassador to Tunisia Olivier Poivre d’Arvor explained the group’s products, which was seized by the Tunisian authorities, would be sent to France.According to d’Arvor, sure “military equipment” observed in the group’s possession “was applicable to their task of preserving French Ambassador to Libya Beatrice du Hellen and securing her location of perform [i.e., the embassy]”.The diplomat went on to assert that the group’s movements in Tunisia experienced been “coordinated with the Tunisian authorities, including the protection, inside and foreign ministries”. resource MIM