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04 Nov 2020 | 08:42 PM UTC

Libya: Security operations reported in Tarhouna November 4

Libya News Alert

GNA-aligned forces conduct security operations in Tarhouna November 4; further security operations likely over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/4/2020, 12:00 AM until 11/5/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Tripoli). COUNTRY/REGION Tarhunah (Murqub district)

Event

Forces aligned with the Government of National Accord (GNA) conducted security operations in Tarhouna on Wednesday, November 4, to apprehend alleged criminal suspects linked to Libyan National Army (LNA) forces. Reportedly, forces from Brigade 444 were ordered to apprehend suspects believed to be involved with kidnap, torture, and extortion activities. Sources indicate that the security operations resulted in several suspects being detained, but others are believed to have fled. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

Further security operations are to be expected in the region over the near term. 

Advice

Those in the aforementioned area are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate further associated security operations, and heed any directives issued by local authorities.

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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