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13 Dec 2018 | 08:08 AM UTC

Libya: IS militants kill six hostages kidnapped from Al-Foqha as of Dec. 9 /update 1

Libya News Alert

Islamic State (IS) militants kill six of ten hostages kidnapped from Al-Foqha (Jufra district) per reports on December 9; similar attacks possible in the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/12/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/14/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Tripoli). COUNTRY/REGION Al-Foqha

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Event

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.

Context

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.

Advice

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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