BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 A.M.) – The Libyan National Army (LNA), led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, has pushed a large number of reinforcements towards an axis east of the city of Misrata, under the supervision of Nis Boukhamada, commander of the special forces.
According to reports, the Libyan National Army is preparing to square off against the Turkish-backed Governorate of National Accord (GNA) forces east of Misrata, as the latter attempts to seize several important petroleum sites.
The Libyan National Army announced on Wedneday that the area extending from Wadi Jarif to Al-Washaka to the west is considered a “military operations area”.
In a statement, the army called on all citizens not to be in this area while the operation takes place.
The Libyan Army’s move comes in light of the GNA pushing reinforcements to the Crescent Petroleum area east of Sirte.
Although the field situation in Libya appears to be stable on certain lines, observers expect that the next confrontation will concentrate on control of energy sources in the eastern part of the country.