Spokesman of the Protection Force of Sirte, Taha Hadid, confirmed their readiness to repel any potential attack by the eastern armed groups.

"The situation in Sirte is stable, the force is conducting patrols within Sirte and in the valleys and outskirts of the city," Hadid clarified in a press conference Saturday, pointing out that the situation on the ground remains unchanged.

He also emphasized that all units of the force have been called for duty to protect the city, confirming that there have been no other troops monitored near the city so far.