Libya: Construction of the heavy defensive fortifications in Sirte by LNA
ISWNews Analysis Group: Libyan National Army forces (LNA), with the support of Russian private military contractor, begun construction of fortifications and defensive positions, including large trenches and ditches on the Sirte-Jufra front.
GNA media, based on existing satellite images of the Sirte-Jufra front claimed that Russian forces and the Libyan National Army had dug trenches and military bases in violation of the UN-mediated peace agreement in Libya. These strongholds and defensive positions are being built from the coastal areas of Sirte to the al-Jufra base.
In this regard, an intelligence official of the GNA revealed the concern of the United States about Russia’s long-term goals in Libya and stated that Russian private military contractors have established the largest presence in the world in Libya.