Misurata Municipal Council denied in a statement on Sunday having any contact with the municipality of Tarhuona, stressing that none of its members has been commissioned to take any step in this regard.

"The municipal council is not responsible for any independent act which is not within the framework of organized work, or without prior coordination with those concerned with the country and the city's interest," the statement reads.

The council emphasized that it is seeking reconciliation through its channels, in accordance with its norms that serve the interest of Libya.

It also reaffirmed its full support for the Volcano of Rage Operation in deterring the aggressor, "who preferred the sound of guns over dialogue and peace," in reference to Haftar and his militias.