The spokesman for the Sirte-Jufra Operations Room Abdelhadi Drah has reiterated that the forces under the command of the Government of National accord (GNA) are ready and have all needed preparations to liberate Sirte and Jufra once negotiations for Khalifa Haftar forces’ withdrawal fail.
The Libyan armed forces loyal to the internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) are waiting for a political solution to enter the city of Sirte “peacefully”.
Turkey and Russia have agreed to keep pushing for a ceasefire in Libya, but Ankara said eastern commander Khalifa Haftar was not legitimate, and his forces must withdraw from key positions for any credible deal to emerge.
The Sirte-Al-Jufra Operations Room has stated that Russian Wagner mercenaries released a barrage of gunfire at citizens in Sirte, killing one citizen and wounding another.
Libya’s state National Oil Corporation (NOC) said Saturday that it was deeply concerned at the serious deterioration in the security situation in areas surrounding oil facilities in the Gulf of Sirte.
The internationally recognised Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) has begun moving its forces and military reinforcements towards the cities of Sirte and Jufra in an effort to recapture the stronghold of renegade General Khalifa Haftar.
Libya’s internationally-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) on Saturday moved fighters closer to Sirte, a gateway to Libya’s main oil terminals that the GNA says it plans to recapture from the eastern-based self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA).
The Sirte-Jufra Operations Room said it had seen mercenaries from Russian Wagner Group and Sudanese Janjaweed factions retreating from Houn and Sokna eastward.
Libya’s UN-recognised government will agree to a cease-fire only if warlord Khalifa Haftar withdraws his forces from country’s central and western regions, the Turkish foreign minister said, Anadolu Agency reported.
The Sirte-Jufra Protection and Security Operations Room of the Government of National Accord (GNA) has declared the areas of Abu Grein, Al-Wishka and Buwairat Hasson as a military zone, saying in a statement that movements aren’t allowed in the zone.