The spokesman for the General Command of the Libyan Armed Forces, Major General Ahmad al-Mismari, said that the military prosecutor ordered the arrest 23 military and civilian men accused of "committing crimes or supporting terrorism in Libya."
"The order included members of the military, Sulieman Mahmud, the retired general Yusuf Mangoush, Major General Osama al-Juwaili, Colonel Mohammed Gnounou, Salah Badi, Mahdi Al-Barghathi and others," he said.
He added: "The order included civilians including Al-Sarraj, Ahmed Maiteeg, Kajman, Hamza, Swehli, Al-Ghawail and Al-Sadiq Al-Ghiriani."
"The young people who tried to communicate with the armed forces to surrender themselves were relieved of their weapons and returned to their homes," he said.
Al-Mismari called on citizens "to exercise caution and cooperation with the armed forces and that the armed forces seek to protect civilians and preserve their safety above all."