Libyan (5+5) Joint Military Commission’s meetings started Sirte on Sunday with the participation of members of the JMC representing the western region and their counterparts representing Haftar’s forces.
Libyan authorities say they have discovered 18 bodies buried in a mass grave in the coastal city of Sirte, a former stronghold of the ISIL (ISIS) armed group in central Libya.
The General Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Filed Marshal Khalifa Haftar assured the Libyan people that “their army is ready to assume full national responsibility, despite the unjust ban on arming the military.”
Libya’s Missing Persons Authority announced Sunday the discovery of 42 bodies buried in a mass grave in the central coastal city of Sirte, a former stronghold of the ousted Islamic State group.
The Prime Minister-designate of the House of Representatives (HoR), Fathi Bashagha, announced that his government will exercise its duties from the cities of Sirte and Benghazi, after the failure of its attempt to work from Tripoli because “it did not want to shed blood or ignite division”.
More bodies are found in Libya in mass graves. This times its in the city of Sirte which is the beachside between Benghazi and Tripoli.
UNSMIL said in a statement on Tuesday that it was following with deep concern reports of sporadic closures of the coastal road west of Sirte at Checkpoint 50 km.
The National Oil Corporation (NOC), Libya’s state-owned oil company, declared on Thursday force majeure in Sidra, Ras Lanuf and El-Feel oilfields due to shutdowns which caused $3 billion loss (16 billion Libyan dinars).
The National Oil Corporation has cautioned that it could resort to declaring a state of force majeure unless production and shipping were resumed at the oil ports in the Gulf of Sirte.
Libya’s parliament is set to vote on Wednesday to approve a budget for the government it appointed in March despite the incumbent administration refusing to step down, a move that may accelerate a return to parallel rule.