Libya’s eastern-based army says UN-backed government initiative “media marketing”

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Ahmad al-Mismari, spokesman of Libya’s eastern-based army, on Sunday said that the recent initiative of the UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez Serraj for cease-fire and elections is “media marketing.”

“The initiative signed by Serraj is for media marketing, and there is a military mobilization and transfer of equipment to target the National Army in the city of Sirte,” al-Mismari told a press conference.

“Over the past 24 hours, we spotted Turkish ships and frigates advancing towards Sirte in an offensive manner,” the spokesman said.

Al-Mismari confirmed that the eastern-based army is “ready to respond to any attacks on its positions in Sirte and Jufra.”

Last Friday, Serraj and the Speaker of the eastern-based House of Representatives Aguila Saleh issued statements calling for a cease-fire in the country, reopening of the country’s oilfields and ports, and holding elections.

The statements of the two leaders also include making Sirte and Jufra demilitarized zone. Enditem

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