Tense security situation in southwestern Libya following reports of suspicious movements of armed group in the area

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Tense security situation in southwestern Libya following reports of suspicious movements of armed group in the area

January 06, 2019 - 18:57
Written by: SafaAlharathy

Local sources from Ubari city southwest of Libya reported Saturday the detection of suspicious movements of armed vehicles in the area from Bint Baiya to Ubari, clarifying that the situation in the region remains tense.

The identity of the gunmen remains unknown if they were of ISIS fighters or Chadian opposition groups, the sources explained, adding that the armed group resorted to the desert and valleys after tightening the control on them in the region.

The area of Gadwa had witnessed last week armed clashes between the so-called battalions of Khalid Ibn Al-Walid and the tenth brigade on one side, and armed gangs on the other, which resulted in the liberation of 21 abductees from the areas of Tazerbo and Fuqaha.