GNA sends military convoy from Misurata to Sirte

An armed convoy of about 200 vehicles left Saturday from Misurata and arrived in the evening to Tawergha then settled there as a first step between Misurata and Sirte, where the Government of National Accord forces are still accompanied by Syrian mercenaries and Turkish officers who are strengthening their field presence in that vast and low-populated area.

The military moves come at a time when Turkish statements about launching a war targeting the national army units in the city of Sirte continue, as the Turks and through their decision-makers demanded the national army to withdraw from the city of Sirte and the Al-Jufra region in central Libya to leave the largest equipped military base in Libya.

Reuters reported a summary of what it said was a movement of force by the GNA towards the city of Sirte, which is the gateway to the country’s main oil ports, where the GNA says it plans to retake it from the Libyan National Army, adding that witnesses and military leaders of the GNA stated that a convoy of about 200 vehicles has moved east from Misurata on the Mediterranean coast towards Tawergha, which is about a third of the way to Sirte.

In exchange for these Turkish statements and actions on the ground, the Military Information Division of the National Army published news that widespread exploratory patrols of the naval forces were deployed in the coasts of the cities of Sirte, Ras Lanuf and Brega, within the framework of securing these coasts, especially with news that is being promoted about a possible use of the Turkish warships if Turkey decides to launch the biggest adventure in Libya and open a military front between Sirte and Misurata with a desire to cross what the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi called a red line for Egypt.


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