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Libya: Terror threat against Radisson Blu Hotel and Turkish Embassy (Tripoli)

Terror threat reported against Radisson Blu Hotel and Turkish Embassy in Tripoli February 14; heightened security presence expected ahead of 2011 Revolution anniversary February 17

15 Feb 12:33 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 2/14/2019, 12:00 AM until 2/17/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Tripoli). COUNTRY/REGION Radisson Blu Hotel (Tripoli), Tripoli

Event

An increased terror threat has been reported against the Radisson Blu Hotel and the Turkish Embassy in Tripoli on Thursday, February 14. According to local sources, heightened security measures implemented at these sites may deflect the threat onto another target in the city.

On a related note, a peace parade is slated to be held in Tripoli on Friday, February 15; celebrations associated with the anniversary of the 2011 Libyan Revolution are to be expected on Sunday, February 17. Heightened security measures and localized transportation disruptions are to be expected around demonstration sites, altering typical patterns of security activity in the capital.

Context

According to local sources, terrorist groups have historically exploited periods of heightened threat in Tripoli to move assets into place for attacks while attention of security forces is directed elsewhere.

Advice

Individuals in Tripoli are advised to monitor developments to the situation, remain vigilant for militant activity, report suspicious objects and behavior to the police, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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