LNA Targets GNA Forces on the Outskirts of Sirte

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The Head of the Mobilization Department of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Khaled al-Mahgoub said that LNA forces targeted 12 armed vehicles used by forces aligned with the Government of National Accord (GNA) while they were attempting to enter the city of Sirte, in central Libya.

Mahgoub said that the LNA was ready to repel attempts by opposing forces to enter Sirte, describing it as “a red line” as stated by the Egyptian president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.

In a telephone interview aired on the Sada El-Balad channel, he added that all moves by militants are observed.

LNA spokesperson Ahmed Al-Mismari had declared that the LNA had sent different armed units to western Sirte.

Al-Mismari previously said that the Libyan National Army supports the Cairo Declaration, the Berlin Agreement, and international efforts to achieve a ceasefire.

On 20 June, the Egyptian President stressed the need for a comprehensive settlement in Libya, noting that any direct Egyptian intervention would be legitimate and in line with UN Security Council resolutions.

He stated that Cairo would not allow any threat to the security of its western borders.