Haftar defined a military operations area as GNA prepares to attack Sirte
TRIPOLI, (BM) – The Libyan National Army (LNA), led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, announced on Wednesday, that the area extending from Wadi Jarif to the Al-Washaka will be considered a “military operations area”, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
In a statement, the LNA called on all citizens not to be in this area while taking care and caution, as they prepare to launch a big attack against the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord (GNA).
This announcement comes in light of the GNA pushing military reinforcements to the Al-Hilal oil region east of Sirte.
Despite the fact that the field situation in Libya appears fixed on certain lines, observers expected that the coming confrontation will revolve around controlling energy sources in the eastern part of the country.
Most recently, the Government of National Accord attempted to capture the strategic city of Sirte; however, they were unsuccessful after fierce battle with the Libyan National Army.
Libyan civil war
In Libya, armed clashes are currently taking place between supporters of different leaders. The country is led by the Government of National Accord (GNA), headed by Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj, the “eastern government” led by Abdullah Abdurrahaman at-Thani.
The eastern government is supported by the commander of the Libyan National Army, Khalifa Haftar.
Recall that January 13 in Moscow, negotiations were held between the heads of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Khalif Haftar and the Government of National Accord (GNA) Faiz Sarraj. Also present were members of the Foreign Ministries of Russia and Turkey.
On the meeting the commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, has notified Russia about the conditions for continuing negotiations on the signing of a peace agreement in Libya.
According to the requirements of Haftar, the militias operating in Libya are required to surrender weapons in the period from 45 to 90 days. This process should be controlled by a special commission created by the LNA together with the UN
Haftar also refused to recognize Turkey as an intermediary in resolving the situation in Libya, since the Turkish side is not neutral and supports the Government of National Accord (GNA).
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