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Libya NTC forces launched an operation to establish control over Sirte

The strength of the national consensus government (NTC) of Libya announced the beginning of operation "Path to victory", the purpose of which is to control is located on the Mediterranean coast city of Sirte and several other nearby areas and territories.

Earlier this week, the NTC forces announced full control of the administrative borders of the Libyan capital Tripoli and the cities of Tarhuna and Beni Walid. The Libyan national army Marshal Khalifa the Haftarot, in turn, stated that it had redeployed its forces outside Tripoli for the resumption of the talks of the military Committee (5 5).

As informs television channel Libya Al-Ahrar, a representative of the operational headquarters of the "Sirte – al-Dzhufra" announced the beginning of operation "Path to victory", aimed at "liberation" from the LDF of the city of Sirte, as well as regions such as al-Dzhufra, al-vashka, Abu Hadi, Gare and al-Buhairat al-Hasan.

After the overthrow and murder of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, Libya has virtually ceased to function as a unified state. Now the country is in a diarchy. To the East sits a Parliament elected by people, and in the West, in the capital Tripoli, the rules generated with the support of the UN and the European Union, the Government of national consent headed by Fitom Barragem. The authorities of the Eastern part of the country operate independently from Tripoli to cooperate with the Libyan national army, led by Marshal Khalifa the Haftarot, which is April 2019 not stop trying to seize Tripoli.

In Geneva, negotiations took place military Commission 5 5: the Commission consisted of five senior officers from the Palestinian national consensus Government and five senior officers of the Libyan national army. The talks went on under the leadership of UN special envoy on Libya, Hasan Salaam and head of the UN mission support in Libya. The second round of consultation ended on 23 February. On Tuesday, the UN Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) stated that parties to the conflict in the country has agreed to resume the talks of the military Committee (5 5).