Drah: Mine clearance on Libyan coastal road started

Sirte-Jufra Operations Room announced Wednesday that military engineers under the Government of National Accord (GNA) started mine clearance on the lines of contact near Sirte as per the points of agreement of the 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC).

The spokesman for the room, Abdelhadi Drah, said military engineers from both Government of National Accord and Khalifa Haftar’s sides started clearing mines ahead of reopening the coastal road.

The 5+5 Joint Military Commission said that demining equipment arrived in the work areas as per the latest developments reached in Sirte meetings.

The Head of the GNA’s delegation of the 5+5 JMC, Ahmed Bushahma, said the meeting of the JMC in Sirte had discussed clearing mines and explosive remnants of war in the presence of the subcommittee members.

Bushahma told Libya Alharar, after he and the delegation arrived in Tripoli’s Mitiga airport, that they had started working on reopening the coastal road between west and east regions.

He also said that the 5+5 JMC had confirmed the need to work on withdrawing mercenaries and foreign fighters.

In the meantime, the 5+5 JMC delegations welcomed Saturday the outcomes of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) and the election of a new Presidential Council and Prime Minister.

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