LNA Warns of Terror Attack on Libya’s ‘Oil Crescent’ Amid Political Standoff

Earlier, Ahmed al-Mesmari, an official representative of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army, accused Government of National Accord head Fayez al-Sarraj of collaborating with terrorist groups.

Libyan National Army (LNA) spokesman Ahmed Al-Mismari has warned of a possible terrorist attack on the so-called “Oil Crescent” – an oil-rich coastal area spreading from Tobruk to Es Sider in eastern Libya.

“A very large meeting of terrorist and illegal armed groups took place in [the northern Libyan city of] Sirte today; we know who they belong to and, they have a plan proposed at the meeting on attacking the ‘Oil Crescent’,” Al-Mismari told reporters on Tuesday.

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Earlier, he’d pointed the finger at Government of National Accord (GNA) head Fayez al-Sarraj for making a deal with terrorists, and claimed that “there are alliances between the government and terrorist organisations”.

Al-Mismari argued that al-Sarraj had stopped being a politician the moment he showed support for terrorist groups, and that the GNA’s head will eventually reap the fruit of his “blind support for terrorist organisations”.

His remarks came after the GNA’s Presidential Council condemned the LNA airstrikes on Mitiga Airport in Tripoli, describing them as “a war crime and a crime against humanity, which is violating all national laws and international agreements and which made…

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