Libya's Interior Minister orders arrest of prominent terrorist leader

Libya's Interior Minister orders arrest of prominent terrorist leader

November 25, 2019 - 19:06
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Interior Minister, Fathi Bashagha

The Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha has ordered the concerned authorities to apprehend Emad Al-Shagabi, who is accused of coordinating between Ansar Al-Sharia and ISIS, saying his name must be placed on the no-travel list.

The Interior Ministry added in a letter to the security departments that it has information that the wanted man is a coordinator between Ansar Al-Sharia and ISIS terrorists and that he had committed several terrorist attacks in Tripoli and Benghazi, in addition to threatening to kill police officers.

The Libyan Interior Ministry also called in a separate letter on the Public Prosecutor to issue an arrest warrant of Al-Shagabi and to permit the ministry to place him on the travel ban list.

It also called on the Passports and Citizenship Authority to place the terrorist leader on the travel ban list until the Public Prosecutor gives the needed permission.

The anti terrorism and organized crime deterrence apparatus, criminal investigation apparatus's head, central backup general command and security of borders' authority in Tripoli and Misrata as well as special tasks authority, information bureau, Arab and international criminal police.