Libyan Army on Alert after GNA Movements West of Sirte


On Saturday, the Karama Operations Room called on all commanders of the military sectors and units of the Libyan National Army (LNA) to put all forces on maximum alert level.

In its urgent telegram No. 157/59, the Karama Operations Room emphasized the necessity of raising the state of alert to the maximum level while taking all required caution and reporting any enemy movements.

The commander of the West Sirte Liberation Operations Room, Major General Ahmed Salem Atiyat Allah, ordered the suspension of all days off for officers and conscripts in the LNA forces, in addition to preventing them from leaving their workplace.

Major General Khaled Al-Mahjoub, director of Moral Guidance in the LNA, said earlier today that the LNA monitored the movement of Turkish warships in the Gulf of Sirte.

Al-Mahjoub added that the Turkish warships are outside Libyan territorial waters, and that there was no evidence yet showing they were approaching Libya’s oil crescent.

The LNA’s Director of Moral Guidance confirmed that the LNA and its navy are ready to deal with any emergency.

Earlier on Saturday, Libyan media revealed that Turkish warships had been detected near the Gulf of Sirte and that satellites had spotted 6 naval frigates carrying the Turkish flag off the coast of Libya, at the Sirte Oil Bay.