On Wednesday, Spokesman for the Libyan National Army (LNA) Maj. Gen. Ahmed Al-Mismari said that Turkey was extending its control throughout western Libya and supplying militias with weapons to recapture the southwestern cities.
In an Interview with Sky News Arabia, Al-Mismari said that Turkey was mobilizing Libyan and foreign forces to attack Sirte and take control over the Al-Hilal oil region.
He confirmed that the Libyan army was monitoring Turkish movements in Sirte and Al-Jufra. He stressed that the real war was between the Libyan people and the invading Turks.
Al-Mismari also accused the Chairman of the National Oil Corporation, Mustafa Sanalla, of participating in a dubious campaign aimed at putting pressure on the General Command and the Libyan people.
He denied the existence of foreigners, mercenaries or Russian Wagner forces in Libya’s oil fields and facilities.
“We are still committed to the ceasefire, but there is no response from the other side in reference to the Government of National Accord (GNA),” he noted.
The LNA spokesman confirmed said “We must unite together to expel the Turkish invaders from our country,” noting, “The Libyan army is fighting for peace and protection of our people”.
Al-Mismari emphasized that Turkey was seeking to control Libya’s natural resources, saying that billions of Libyan dinars were looted and smuggled to Ankara.
He noted that if the current crisis continues, sovereignty will be transferred to Ankara, which is not acceptable to any free Libyan citizen.