The American network CNN published satellite images showing an enormous trench between the cities of Sirte and Al-Jufra dug by the Russian mercenary Wagner Group.

The photos show trenches extending from the city of Sirte as far as the Al-Jufra airbase, with a length of 70 kilometres, which are supported by a network of complex fortifications around the Al-Jufra base.

CNN also indicated that the presence of these newly photographed trenches raises concerns and doubts regarding Moscow’s solemnity regarding its withdrawal of Wagner mercenaries on time, as stated in the peace agreement negotiated by the United Nations.

CNN quoted a United States intelligence official as saying that the presence of the trenches in Libya is a sign that Wagner intends to settle in Libya in the long term, indicating that the forces currently in Libya are the largest recorded of Wagner forces throughout the world.