BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – The General Command of the Libyan National Army (LNA) in Benghazi has deployed more forces to the front-lines west of Sirte, as the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) forces prepare to launch another big attack.

Videos posted on local news sites showed frames of four-wheel-drive vehicles armed with anti-aircraft guns, military vehicles, communication vehicles and artillery heading to the western part of Sirte on Friday.

In this context, it is reported that the 128th Infantry Battalion of the LNA also sent reinforcements to the contact lines west of the city of Sirte.

While the fighting stopped completely days ago in the region, a new offensive by the GNA forces is expected to commence in the coming days, as several reports indicated that the latter has sent several contingents to this front.

A field commander of the GNA told RT Arabic that his forces are awaiting the completion of the installation of air defense and anti-aircraft systems to continue their military operations in the region.

Sirte was first captured by the Libyan National Army earlier this year; it has since remained under their control, despite attempts by the GNA to retake this port city.

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