Sirte-Al-Jufrah Commander: Coastal Road Will Not Be Opened Without Guarantees


Commander of the Sirte and Al-Jufra Operations Room, Major General Ibrahim Bait Al-Mal stated that the main coastal road will not be opened without guarantees, and the fulfilment of the remaining conditions agreed upon by the 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC).

In press statements on Wednesday, Bait Al-Mal stressed the importance of immediately implementing the outputs of the JMC. He noted that the call for assigning the Head of the Presidential Council, Mohamed Al-Mnifi, as the Supreme Commander of the Army, “remained unclear.”

The Commander confirmed their readiness to reopen the coastal road “if all conditions of the JMC are met. There will be a formal meeting on Sunday with the JMC, and we will provide our reports and observations to the Commander in Chief,” he concluded.

Earlier this month, Al-Mnifi held talks with the UN Envoy to Libya, Jan Kubis in Tripoli. The meeting discussed the latest security and political developments in Libya, support for UN efforts to achieve national reconciliation, and progress on the reopening of the coastal road in coordination with the JMC.

The two stressed the importance of withdrawing all mercenaries and foreign forces from the country, and paving the way for holding the upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections, scheduled for December 2021.