Misurata, central military zone forces move to secure Tripoli against Haftar’s attack
After a prolonged meeting on Thursday, the leaders of the armed brigades and forces in Misurata city have agreed to send their military might to Tripoli in order to secure it and the whole western region against the attacks of Khalifa Haftar’s forces, who are positioned south f the capital in Gharyan city.
Likewise, the central military zone of the Presidential Council has Laos announced that it is sending its troops to the capital in order to foil any attacks by the self-styled army of Haftar.
On Wednesday, eastern forces loyal to Haftar said they had moved towards the western part of the country, prompting the Tripoli-based Presidential Council (PC) to declare a military alert and mobilize forces.
A brief skirmish between Haftar’s self-styled army and forces allied to the PC was reported on Wednesday evening near a town at the entry of Gharyan, which has been seized later on Thursday by the forces, according to sources from the city.
Meanwhile, the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had expressed concern about a potential armed clashes in Libya.
“I am deeply concerned by the military movement taking place in Libya and the risk of confrontation,” Guterres said in a Twitter post on Thursday.
“There is no military solution. Only intra-Libyan dialogue can solve Libyan problems. I call for calm and restraint as I prepare to meet the Libyan leaders in the country.” He added.