The Minister of the Interior of the Libyan reconciliation government, Fathi Pashaga, said that the Egyptian parliament’s approval two days ago to deploy combat forces outside its western borders announced a war against Libya.

Pashaga added that this is a violation of the Arab League Charter, a violation of the United Nations Charter, and that any foreign forces inside Libya's borders are hostile forces.

He declared that there would be no hesitation in defending the sovereignty, security and freedom of Libya.

On Monday, the Egyptian parliament agreed that the army would carry out "combat missions" abroad, which would mean a possible military intervention in Libya, days after President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi talked about possible military operations in his western neighbor.

On June 20, Sisi warned that the advance of forces loyal to the National Accord government to the east would push his country into direct military intervention in Libya.

Somalia is lying

For its part, Somalia on Wednesday lied about news circulated by the media loyal to retired Major General Khalifa Hifter, or to countries supporting him regarding sending troops to Libya.

"Our government has not and will not send its forces to fight in Libya," Somali Foreign Minister and International Cooperation Ahmed Issa Awad said in a radio statement.

He added that the Somali forces "are not mercenary forces, and Somalia does not have mercenaries." He stressed that what the media is reporting in this regard is "false and baseless."

The Somali minister also denied the validity of the allegations circulating regarding the existence of negotiations between his country and Turkey to send joint forces to Libya.

On Tuesday, media loyal to Haftar reported on the arrangements for sending Somali forces to fight in Libya, without mentioning any source.