Islamic State (IS) militants have killed six of ten hostages kidnapped from Al-Foqha (Jufra district) according to reports released on Sunday, December 9. Militants had abducted the group during an October attack. Similar IS attacks are possible in Jufra district over the near term.
IS militants have continued to carry out attacks on security forces and infrastructure in Libya since being driven out of their former stronghold of Sirte in late 2016.
The security environment in Libya remains complex. Although travel is possible in some areas (with appropriate security protocols in place), other areas should be considered strictly off limits. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.
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