On 26 July, the first unofficial joint patrol between the Libyan National Army’s (LNA) 128 brigade and the Sirte Protection Force (SPF) was conducted along the Sirte-Jufra road. This region has seen multiple reports of recent of ISIS activity.

LNA infantry units under the Greater Sirte Operation Room, as well as the LNA- affiliated Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) forces and local security directorates, are providing security in the crescent from 90km east of Sirte.