Interior Ministry apprehends ISIS terrorist in Tripoli

Interior Ministry apprehends ISIS terrorist in Tripoli

April 15, 2019 - 18:32
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Libyan Interior Ministry of the Presidential Council said Monday it had arrested an ISIS terrorist in Tajoura, Tripoli, saying he is the second to be apprehended in ten days.

In a statement on Facebook, the ministry said the militant named Mohammed Abdulhakim Al-Hanid was arrested on Saturday and he was an active member of the terrorist group with a nickname of Al-Farouk, adding that he was trying to obtain the explosive materials C4.

Upon interrogations, the terrorist confessed to be a member of the Hisba Office in Derna within the ISIS group, saying he met with ISIS Emir in Derna Abu Mouad Al-Iraqi and that he has contacts with many ISIS leaderships in Libyan desert.

He also confessed that he was tasked by ISIS to monitor the ministries and vital targets in Tripoli and that he wanted to obtain explosives to make explosive belts for attacks in western Libya, especially in Tripoli.

Last week, the Interior Ministry said it had arrested Ana Abrik Al-Zouki, A.K.A. Abu Abdullah Al-Dernawi, who is also an ISIS militant.