BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – The Libyan National Army (LNA) is preparing to launch a major offensive in the coming days to capture one of the most important cities in northern Libya.

Speaking to Sputnik Arabic, a military source from the LNA, which is commander by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, said that the Libyan National Army are preparing to launch a big campaign to capture the key city of Misrata in the northern region of the country.

The unnamed military source said that the Libyan National Army will use all of its capabilities to capture Misrata in the next 48 hours.

The source pointed out that “the leaders of the Libyan National Army in the General Command are preparing to arrange the attack on the city in order to eliminate armed militias and groups belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood, which controls the city and take its headquarters, which received Turkish support through the the airport and ports located in the city of Misrata.”

This operation by the Libyan National Army comes at a time when their foes, the Government of National Accord (GNA), is preparing to launch a major operation of their own to capture the strategic city of Tarhouna in western Libya.

Despite the United Nations repeated calls for a complete ceasefire across all fronts in Libya, both warring parties have accused one another of preventing a cessation of hostilities by launching offensives like the GNA’s last week at the Al-Watiyah Airbase.