Al-Ghasry: “IS tried to regain Sirte Seaport but our forces overpowered them”.
Ahmed Al-Mesmary, the spokesperson of the Libyan Army affiliated to the retired General Khalifa Haftar, called Misrata to withdraw troops from Sirte, saying that “such battle needs skills.”
He added, in a news conference that “there is unpleasant news for Misrata forces (referring to the Presidential Council Forces – Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous).
Al-Mesmary described Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous as civilians who cannot fight in a losing battle, while Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous forces are real and successful military forces affiliated with the internationally backed and recognized Government
Al-Mesmary accused Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous of throwing civilians in a battle for their special interests.
Al-Mesmary said that “new surprises shall emerge throughout the war.” Adding that the surprises already started when the Islamic State (IS) regained Sirte Sea Port from Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous.
Al-Mesmary urged Misrata notables to withdraw their forces from the battle line, stating that what he called it “Sirte operations room” finished arrangements and moved to training sites near Sirte.
From the other side, sources related to the Operation “Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous” regarded Al-Mesmary statements as “suspicious and dubious, and raise doubts about suspicious relations between Haftar and extremist groups inside Sirte.”
At the same time, Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous spokesperson, Mohamed Ghasry, denied the Islamic State control over Sirte Sea Port, adding that “the IS tried to get in and capture the port, but our forces overpowered them.”
“Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous fully capture Sirte Seaport, but IS snipers deploy some administrative buildings, and we will deal with and defeat them,” confirmed Ghasry.