Senior commander of Benghazi Defense Brigades (BDB) Mahmoud Al-Fitouri has demanded Egypt to play a positive role to achieve stability in Libya and to stand at equal distance from all Libyan political rivals.

In a press statement, Al-Fitouri hailed the international stances about the oil crescent incidents in general and the Italian one in particular.

The Italian stance backs peace and stability here, Al-Fitouri reacted.

Responding to Dignity Operation allegations of Al-Qaeda, Al-Fitouri said these allegations are totally rejected.

“We are partners to the international community in fighting terrorism, we will never allow terrorist groups to deploy in the region,” he confirmed.

The Italian Embassy in Tripoli said the deployment of Petroleum Facilities Guard PFG forces in the oil crescent region is a step in the right direction following the Tuesday handover of Sidra and Ras Lanuf oil terminals to PFG by BDB forces.