Sirte-Jufra Operations Room said Wednesday that military engineers started mine clearance on lines of contact near Sirte as per the points of agreement of the 5+5 Joint Military Commission.

The spokesman for the room, Abdelhadi Drah, said military engineers from both Government of National Accord and Khalifa Haftar's sides started clearing mines ahead of reopening Sirte-Misrata road, adding that GNA forces will be clearing mines planted by Haftar's forces in areas under their control near Sirte.

The 5+5 Joint Military Commission announced earlier that demining equipment arrived in the work areas as per the latest developments agreed on in Sirte meetings.

Sources said a meeting was held between GNA 5+5 delegation and Sirte-Jufra Operations Room's representatives. The delegation gave the room's representatives assurances about the issue of mercenaries, which the room wanted to resolve before reopening the road.