On Monday, Egyptian military units and elements stationed with the western strategic direction, in light of the tensions in the Libyan arena. The Egyptian army spokesman, Colonel Tamer Al-Rifai said in a statement that the chief of staff of the Egyptian armed forces, Lieutenant General Mohamed Farid, witnessed the measures of alignment and combat readiness of the elements of the armed forces on the western strategic direction. The statement added: The Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces has listened to the measures taken to raise the levels of combat readiness, as well as presenting the decisions of the leaders at all levels and organizing cooperation between all elements of the strategic process. The chief of staff of the Egyptian armed forces A number of commanders and officers discussed the manner in which the tasks are carried out, and rapid plans during the course of the hostilities.
It is noteworthy that the Egyptian General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced a few weeks ago that Egypt might intervene militarily in Libya if the Libyan Government National Accord (GNA) Forces, which is internationally recognized and backed by Turkey, crossed the Sirte – Al-Jafra line.
Tripoli rejected the Sisi declaration and confirmed its intention to liberate Sirte, stressing that no one should draw red lines for the Libyan government on its soil. For its part, Turkey continues to support the GNA, under the umbrella of the United Nations, stressing that it is not concerned with a military confrontation with any country in Libya, especially Egypt and France.