Official spokesman for the Libyan Nation Army (<a href="https:\/\/en.wikipedia.org\/wiki\/Libyan_National_Army">LNA<\/a>) General Ahmed El Mesmary announced that a major climactic battle between the LNA and Turkish backed mercenaries is set to begin within the next few hours.\r\n\r\nEl Mesmary's statements came after the official spokesman for El-Weffaq forces Colonel Mohamed Konono assured that his forces will not back down from invading the aforementioned cities.\r\n\r\nPreviously, Libya\u2019s parliament has called on Egyptian armed forces to intervene and protect the two countries\u2019 national security.\r\n\r\nIt welcomed a recent speech from Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in which he called for concerted efforts between the two nations to achieve security and stability in Libya.\r\n\r\nThe parliamentary statement came a few days after Turkey again threatened to attack the Libyan cities of Sirte and Al-Jufra in a conflict pitting the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli, headed by GNA Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj, against the Libyan National Army (LNA) led by military commander Khalifa Haftar.\r\n\r\nAn imminent military escalation could affect the security and stability of Libya and threaten North African countries in general because of the large number of mercenaries that Ankara has sent to the country.\r\n\r\n\u201cThe Libyan parliament is the only legitimate representative elected by the Libyan people and representative of its free will, confirming its acceptance of what was said in the Egyptian president\u2019s speech in the presence of representatives of Libyan tribes,\u201d it said. \u201cWe call for concerted efforts between Libya and Egypt to ensure the defeat of the invading occupier and preserve our common national security. It will bring security and stability to our country and the region.\u201d\r\n\r\nEgypt\u2019s armed forces may intervene to protect Libyan and Egyptian national security if they saw an \u201cimminent threat\u201d to the security of the two countries, it added.\r\n\r\n\u201cOur confrontation with the invaders guarantees the independence of the Libyan nation and preserves the sovereignty and unity of Libya, and preserves the wealth and capabilities of the Libyan people from the ambitions of the colonial invaders \u2026 the supreme word will be for the Libyan people in accordance with their free will and supreme interests.\u201d\r\n\r\nThe parliamentary statement said that Libya rejected Turkish interference and any violation of Libyan sovereignty.\r\n\r\n\u201cEgypt represents a strategic depth for Libya at all levels of security \u2014 economic and social \u2014 throughout history. The Turkish occupation directly threatens Libya and the neighboring countries, especially Egypt, which will only stop with the efforts of neighboring Arab countries.\u201d\r\n\r\nTurkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that his country would carry out oil and gas exploration in the Mediterranean region on the coast of Libya, which observers said revealed Ankara's intentions to plunder Libya\u2019s oil wealth. They said that the Turkish regime apparently planned to solve its looming economic crisis by stealing the wealth of people in the Mediterranean.