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Drah: GNA ready to liberate Sirte once negotiations fail

The spokesman for the Sirte-Jufra Operations Room Abdelhadi Drah has reiterated that the forces under the command of the Government of National accord (GNA) are ready with all preparations needed to liberate Sirte and Jufra once negations for Haftar’s militias withdrawal fail.

Drah told Libya Alahrar TV that the operations room has received military reinforcements and logistical support for the battle of liberation of Sirte.

He said that there is new evidence of Russian support for Haftar with military equipment via Wagner Group and Russian army forces as well, saying mercenaries don’t have Sukhoi and MiG aircraft.

Meanwhile, the spokesman for the Sirte-Jufra Operations Room Abdelhadi Drah has said they have depicted five Russian military cargo aircraft landing in Gardabiya airbase in Sirte and Jufra airbase after taking off from Benina airport in Benghazi in the last two days.

Drah told Libya Alharar Sunday that the forces of the operations room had depicted landing of two cargo airplanes coming from Syria in Benina airport and tow other cargo flights landing in Labreg airport in Al-Bayda city in eastern Libya.

Drah has also confirmed that all the planes were for the Russians, adding that such military build-up and movements are part of the Russian support and the Syrian backup for Haftar’s terrorist militias.

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