Military mobilization by both parties to the conflict in Libya has escalated recently, despite the United Nations mission’s call for a ceasefire. The forces loyal to the Al-Wefaq government headed by Fayez al-Sarraj rushed to mobilize their forces around the strategic coastal city of Sirte, while the national army, led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, strengthened its forces in the city for protection.

Although the United Nations Mission in Libya again called for the need to quickly reach a ceasefire, the state of mutual mobilization and mobilization of the national army forces led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar and the Al-Wefaq forces continued around the strategic coastal city of Sirte.

Muhammad Qanunu, a spokesman for the al-Wefaq forces, said the liberation of Sirte and the Jufra region, which are under the control of the national army, had become “more urgent than ever,” reported by The Eastern Herald.

On the other hand, the Military Information Division of the National Army announced the movement of more of its ground forces to reinforce its positions in the central region, indicating the movement of companies from the battalion of 128 infantry, in addition to the second company of the 166th Infantry Division to that area. It also broadcast footage of a reconnaissance tour of its forces inside and around the Sharara oil field, to deny what it described as “rumors of Muslim Brotherhood channels.”

On the other hand, the French intelligence website, “France Intelligence” revealed that the Turkish paramilitary “Sadat” company has signed a partnership with a Libyan security company, headed by the Libyan “Brotherhood” leader, Fawzi Abu Kataf, to train the forces fighting alongside the Al-Wefaq government.

The site pointed out that “Sadat” was founded by the former general in the Turkish army Adnan Tanriverdi, who works as a military adviser to the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with a number of former officers in 2011.

© The Eastern Herald

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