The UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), based in Tripoli, declared a state of emergency in Sirte as of Monday, March 11, amid an advance by the Khalifa Haftar-led Libyan National Army (LNA) to the city's southern outskirts. Clashes between LNA and GNA-backed forces are possible in the area over the near term. Disruptions to travel, business, and telecommunications are to be expected in Sirte in the event of armed escalation between the sides.
Individuals in Libya are advised to monitor developments to the situation, refrain from travel to Sirte, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.
The security environment in Libya remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.
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