The Libyan Army Secures the City of Murzuq


The Director of the Moral Guidance Department at the Libyan National Army (LNA), Major General Khaled Al-Mahjoub, said that the armed forces secured the city of Murzuq and are ready to receive its people after three years of their displacement.

In statements to the Al-Ain news website, Al-Mahjoub added that securing the city resulted from hard work and the follow-up of the situation in the city by the Commander in Chief, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar. It was implemented in coordination with the Sheikhs and dignitaries who welcome the role of the armed forces.

He also pointed out that the Commander of southern operations, Major General Al-Mabrouk Sahban, reassured the city’s residents about the security situation in it. He confirmed that the formed force is from all spectrums of Libya, and the sites that were exploited by non-owners were evacuated.

Al-Mahjoub stressed that the armed forces will continue their work and will not stop until the stability of the South. He noted that the presence of any armed force outside the legitimacy and not affiliated with the armed forces and the military institution will not be allowed.

On Thursday, the official Spokesperson for the LNA, Major General Ahmed Al-Mismari, confirmed that the “military institution has nothing to do with any political strife in the country.”

In press statements, Al-Mismari stressed that the LNA is committed to establishing the security of Libya, and is fighting against those seeking to destabilise the country.

He highlighted the LNA General Command’s “unwavering support for the Libyan people’s legitimate right to self-determination, and reaching an effective consensus to overcome the current crises.”

Al-Mismari pointed out that the armed forces are working to “establish peace, stability, and security, and promote the prestige of the state.” He also stressed the “right of the Libyan people to freely elect their President, without issue.”

The Spokesperson stressed the need to stop foreign interference and expel all foreign forces and mercenaries from the country. He also called for “seizing the opportunity to work on a unified law regulating the work of the military institution in the country.”

Al-Mismari praised the outcome of the recent meeting between Lieutenant-General Abdulrazek Al-Nathouri and Major General Mohamed Al-Haddad in Cairo. This was attended by members of the 5+5 Joint Military Committee (JMC).

Lieutenant-General, Khairi Al-Tamimi, said the meeting “is a continuation of a previous meeting within the framework of unifying the military institution, and building confidence between the two parties.”