The commander of the self-styled army Khalifa Haftar has declared war on the Libyan capital, Tripoli, and all of the forces under the Presidential Council's government in there.
The orders to wage the war came through an audio recording for Haftar published by the general command of his forces on Thursday afternoon.
The military council, armed brigades, and revolutionaries of Misrata city announced Thursday that they are heading to Tripoli to stop the attacks and advances of Khalifa Haftar's forces in the western region.
After a meeting called by the commander of the central military zone Mohammed Al-Haddad, the Misrata military factions urged the Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sirraj to give orders to all western region's forces to fight the advances of "rebellious Haftar" off the region.
The European Union said it is deeply concerned by the military buildup underway in Libya and the escalatory rhetoric which seriously risks leading to an uncontrollable confrontation.
"We urge all parties to immediately de-escalate tensions and cease all acts of provocation. There can be no military solution to the Libyan crisis." The EU said in a joint statement posted by the EU Delegation in Libya on Facebook on Thursday.