The land mine clearance team of the 5 + 5 military committee has dismantled tons of mines from the region of Buwerat al-Hassoun-Abu Grain, in preparation for reopening the main coastal road in Libya linking the east and west parts of the country.

The Officer in Charge of the demining file in the 5 + 5 Military Committee, Brigadier Muhammad Al-Turjuman said Saturday that a total of five tons of mines and remnants of war have been extracted in a two-stage process.

The demining teams will advance to the front lines up to the Hosh al-Sitteen region, which marks the separation point between the Libyan army forces and Haftar's militias.

According to Al-Turjuman, the responsibility for clearing mines and remnants from beyond the Hosh al-Sitteen to Sirte lies on the other side (Haftar's militia).

Sources said yesterday that the head of the Government of National Unity, Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah, on Saturday arrived in the Abugrain region accompanied by several military officials, to announce the reopening of the main coastal road in Libya.

Dbeibah had held a meeting which he described as positive with leaders of the Sirte Al-Jufra Liberation Operations Room, whose forces are stationed on the coastal road from Abugrain to Misrata.