The major battle for Sirte in Libya is coming, Haftar sent additional forces [video]

TRIPOLI, (BM) – The General Command of the Libyan National Army (LNA) in Benghazi has deployed more forces to the front-lines west of Sirte, as the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) forces prepare to launch another big attack, learned citing Al-Masdar News.

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Videos posted on local news sites showed frames of four-wheel-drive vehicles armed with anti-aircraft guns, military vehicles, communication vehicles and artillery heading to the western part of Sirte on Friday.

In this context, it is reported that the 128th Infantry Battalion of the LNA also sent reinforcements to the contact lines west of the city of Sirte.

While the fighting stopped completely days ago in the region, a new offensive by the GNA forces is expected to commence in the coming days, as several reports indicated that the latter has sent several contingents to this front.

A field commander of the GNA told RT Arabic that his forces are awaiting the completion of the installation of air defense and anti-aircraft systems to continue their military operations in the region.

Sirte was first captured by the Libyan National Army earlier this year; it has since remained under their control, despite attempts by the GNA to retake this port city.

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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