The central military zone of the Presidential Council has Laos announced that it is sending its troops to the capital in order to foil any attacks by the self-styled army of Haftar.
On Wednesday, eastern forces loyal to Haftar said they had moved towards the western part of the country, prompting the Tripoli-based Presidential Council (PC) to declare a military alert and mobilize forces.
A brief skirmish between Haftar’s self-styled army and forces allied to the PC was reported on Wednesday evening near a town at the entry of Gharyan, which has been seized later on Thursday by the forces, according to sources from the city.
Meanwhile, the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had expressed concern about a potential armed clashes in Libya.
“I am deeply concerned by the military movement taking place in Libya and the risk of confrontation,” Guterres said in a Twitter post on Thursday.
“There is no military solution. Only intra-Libyan dialogue can solve Libyan problems. I call for calm and restraint as I prepare to meet the Libyan leaders in the country.” He added.