The municipality of the eastern city of Ajdabiya called for arming the civilian residents from those who are capable of carrying weapons as the forces of Defend Benghazi Brigades had advanced deeper eastward.
"We declare the general mobilization of fighters in the city of Ajdabiya. All those who can bear arms and are capable of carrying them must be ready to help the army forces and the backup forces in their fight." Ajdabiya municipality said in a statement Sunday.
The mayor of the Ajdabiya municipality, Embarek Al-Minfi, is a pro-Haftar person.
He was appointed by the military governor of the eastern region, Abdelraziq Al-Nathori, who sacked the elected mayor, Salem Jodran, as part of the militarization of eastern municipal councils that is adopted by the eastern officials under the rule of Khalifa Haftar's Dignity Operation.
Defend Benghazi Brigades (DBB) launched early on Friday a fresh military operation to facilitate the return of Benghazi IDPs to their city, according to Boshra News Agency, the news outlet of Benghazi Shura Council.
The DBB forces took control of Ras Lanuf oil terminal and airport as well as Essidra oil terminal in central Libya, in addition to Ben Jawad and Nofaliya towns, in a surprise attack on Dignity Operation forces there.