The Special Deterrence Force has arrested ISIS member Anas Abrik Zouki, aka Abu Abdullah Al-Darnawi, of Libyan nationality, the Ministry of Interior declared on Saturday.
The Interior Ministry explained on its Facebook page that Al-Darnawi was in the city of Benghazi from 2015 until late January 2017. Then, he left to Umm Al Aranib town in south Libya through the open desert and then to Sabha before settling in Tripoli.
The Libyan House of Representatives (HoR) held its first session in Benghazi headquarters chaired by Speaker Aqilah Saleh and attended by only 32 members out of 196.
The HoR session endorsed the current war on Tripoli led by Khalifa Haftar's forces as Saleh urged the international community to support those forces in their war on "terrorism."
- Libyan Army declares full control of Aziziyah region south of Tripoli.
- Libyan Army forces continue their advance in Al-Swani, Wadi Rabea and Ein Zara areas in south Tripoli.
- Warlord Khalifa Haftar’s armed groups shell Aziziyah region with BM-21 Grad rockets after their defeat by Libya Army.
- Libya Air Force conducts airstrikes on Haftar’s armed groups in Gharyan and Tarhuna cities.
The Interior Minister of the Presidential Council's government Fathi Bashagha has accused the UAE of sending Khalifa Haftar military support for his war on Tripoli in a clear violation of the international law.
Bashagha told Alhurra TV Channel on Friday that they received information about an aircraft that came from UAE and landed in Benghazi's Benina Airport with military equipment for Haftar's forces in violation of the UN arms embargo.
The spokesman for Khalifa Haftar's forces Ahmed Al-Mismari said the support of the UN for the Presidential Council's government won't hinder their forces' advance on Tripoli.
Al-Mismari accused Friday forces loyal to the Presidential Council of targeting civilian houses but then contradicted himself by saying their forces are advancing under an air cover.