The Libyan army stressed that it is committed to the ceasefire agreement in the country, but at the same time, it stressed that it will respond to any provocation with force and firmness.
And Ahmed Al-Mismari, the army’s spokesman, announced today, Thursday, according to what Al-Arabiya/Al-Hadath correspondent reported, that army units were attacked by four armed vehicles north of the Sukanah area in Al-Jufra.
He also considered this attack as a “clear, frank and deliberate provocation” aimed at escalating the armed confrontation and obstructing the ceasefire.
In addition, he stressed that these developments are a clear, explicit, and deliberate provocation aimed at escalating the armed confrontation and obstructing the ceasefire agreement.
In a statement, the army explained the details of this attack, pointing out that units of the army’s 128th Brigade were attacked by four armed vehicles north of the Sokna area. He pointed out that what he described as the terrorist gang withdrew after it faced an appropriate response from the brigade.
He also saw that “extremists are seeking to involve the army in clashes in order to accuse it of obstructing the peaceful settlement and reaching the electoral elections on December 24, which the Libyans are eagerly looking forward to.”
A member of the Libyan army in the city of Sirte (Archive – Reuters)
He concluded, stressing that the General Command of the Armed Forces affirms its full commitment to the principles of the cease-fire agreement and respect for local and international efforts aimed at bringing peace to the country, but he noted at the same time that the army’s operations in fighting terrorists will continue until they are uprooted from all Libyan territory.
Libya, which witnessed months ago the birth of a national unity government headed by Abdel Hamid Dabaiba, is awaiting general elections next December, in order to form new authorities in the country, but differences still exist between the parties in ruling over the constitutional rules for those elections.
It is noteworthy that the country has lived since October last year, on the signing of a cease-fire agreement between the east and west of the country under the auspices of the United Nations.