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10 nov. 2020 | 17h26 UTC

Libya: Foreign workers kidnapped in Ash Shwayrif (Al-Jabal Al-Gharbi province) November 10

Libya Alerte de sécurité

Foreign workers kidnapped in Ash Shwayrif (Al-Jabal Al-Gharbi province) on November 10, one killed in the incident; highlights risk of kidnapping

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/11/2020, 12h00 until 12/11/2020, 11h59 (Africa/Tripoli). COUNTRY/REGION Ash Shwayrif, Jabal al Gharbi district


Several foreign workers in two vehicles were reportedly kidnapped in Ash Shwayrif (Al-Jabal Al-Gharbi province) on Tuesday morning, November 10, with one being shot and killed in the incident. The number of individuals kidnapped and their nationalities were not immediately confirmed.

Similar incidents are possible in Libya over the near term.


Those in Libya are advised to remain vigilant, vary daily schedules and itineraries, and refrain from sharing personal information with unknown persons to limit the risk of being targeted by potential kidnappers. If attacked, remain calm, do not offer resistance, and adopt a cooperative attitude. Do everything in your power to keep the situation as calm as possible (e.g. accepted offered food, engage in conversation initiated by your captors, avoid all political or potentially inflammatory topics, etc.).

The security situation in Libya remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.


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