Libyan Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammed Al Qablawi has criticised a recent statement by Egypt's Abdel Fattah el Sisi as "blatant interference in Libyan internal affairs."
Libya's army shared images of military equipment in Tobruk which it said arrived from Egypt the same day the US military posted photographs of landmines used by Kremlin-backed Wagner Group in Tripoli to support Haftar.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi warned over the weekend that any attack on Sirte or the inland Jufra air base by Libya's government forces would result in Egyptian military intervention.
The Egyptian army is short on military successes, and that history may give some military officials pause for thought.
Egypt is sounding the drums of war in Libya, but any military incursion faces daunting military and political obstacles.
Egypt has numbers but it can't sustain a war, even with the help of Gulf funding.
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el Sisi says advances by Libya's UN-recognised unity government to strategic city of Sirte could prompt an Egyptian military intervention, a warning Tripoli-based government denounces.
The battle for the central coastal city could determine control over a major source of Libya's income – oil fields that tribes allied with warlord Khalifa Haftar shut down earlier this year.
Libya's internationally recognised government attempted new advances against the militia of retreating warlord Khalifa Haftar, who stood by in Cairo as his ally, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al Sisi, proposed a ceasefire.
Sirte, some 450 kilometres east of the capital Tripoli, had been held since 2016 by forces allied with the UN-recognised Government of National Accord.
Libya's unity government was created at UN-backed talks in 2015, but it has struggled to assert control, while a number of international initiatives since have failed to unite the country.
It took several months of fighting for Libyan militias to retake the city of Sirte from Daesh. But the historic city is now devastated and only a portion of its former residents have managed to return.
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