Misrata GNA backed clerics refuse negotiations with Haftar as LNA spokesman Major General Ahmed al-Mismari accuses GNA of planned attack

Religious clerics continue their call for removing General Haftar from any place at the negotiating table.

LNA spokesman Major General Ahmed al-Mismari issued a statement confirming terrorist militias planning aggression against its forces on their Sirte-al-Jafra front and army station.
Military sources on both sides deny reports about removing the restricted movement between Sirte and Misrata

The Libyan National Army claims militias are deploying reconnaissance activities that raise tensions, yet emphasizing that LNA forces are keen to ensure the political process is uncontrolled.

The LNA further added that pro-GNA supporters are claiming foreign mercenaries have taken essential control of public institutions and schools in the city of Houn.

At a joint news conference between Luigi Di Maio, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, they concluded their session by reiterating that there was no alternative to overcoming than by political and diplomatic platforms.

Di Maio said Italy was "very concerned" about the risk of an escalation in the conflict and worried about civilians' casualties. On Aug. 21, the Libyan government announced a truce and ordered the military to stop operations against General Haftar's LNA.

The LNA, however, has since reported several breaches of the cease-fire by the militias.