The Security and Protection Force of Sirte and its back-up forces said that fixed and mobile patrols east and south of the city are still on, in order to maintain security and to prevent any suspicious movements in the region.

The force said in a statement on Facebook that it is carrying out its mandated task in securing public and private property and imposing security and stability on the ground.

It also confirmed that the area stretching from Abugrin in the west until Sirte in the east is all under the control of the Central Military Zone of the Government of National Accord (GNA).