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Libya: Notable Islamic State militant arrested in Sirte January 30

Security forces arrest notable Islamic State (IS) militant in Sirte January 30

01 Feb 08:23 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 1/31/2019, 12:00 AM until 2/4/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Tripoli). COUNTRY/REGION Sirte

Event

Libyan security forces arrested a suspected notable Islamic State (IS) militant, Khalifa al-Barq, in Sirte on the night (local time) of Wednesday, January 30. Similar security operations targeting suspected IS militants are possible in Libya 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

Individuals in Libya are advised to monitor developments to the situation and report suspicious objects and behavior to police.

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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