The head of Sirte's Security and Protection Force, Brigadier General Abdullah Al-Na'as, called movement by LNA forces south of Sirte a breach of security.
"What happened yesterday is that a group from the Karama Operation was advancing south of Sirte and this is a security breach and a violation of our force's borders," said Al-Na'as.
A military source belonging to Air Defense in Sirte telles Alwasat that a military force belonging to the General Command of the Libyan National Army arrived at that Wadi Al-Ahmar area, pointing out that the city is on alert, especially at the eastern entrance.
This prompted the Sirte Security and Protection force to announce the "state of alert and emergency" and to call up all its contingents.
The force said it had "patrolled 90 kilometers south and east of the city," stressing that "it is committed to its secure sites," but considered that "what LNA forces are doing is a provocation that is totally unacceptable and will not stand idly by."
"Any attempt to move on the city is tantamount to a declaration of war and we are ready for it," warned the Brigadier General.