Joint Operations Force arrests top ISIS leader in Libya

Joint Operations Force arrests top ISIS leader in Libya

September 07, 2021 - 19:38
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Joint Operations Force of the Government of National Unity in Libya said Tuesday it had arrested a notorious ISIS leader named, Embarak Al-Akhazmi, in Bani Walid; some 180 km east of Tripoli.

The force said in a statement that Al-Khazmi was responsible for accommodation of ISIS terrorists in Bani Walid when ISIS controlled some areas in Libya, adding that the apprehension was in coordination with the Attorney General's Office.

The Attorney General, Al-Siddiq Al-Sour named Al-Khazmi as a wanted ISIS leader in Libya in a 2017 press conference.

The Libyan Prime Minister Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah hailed the arrest and said on Twitter that it was a huge success for the Joint Operations Force and security apparatuses that are continuing to fight terrorism across Libya.