Ministry of Interior arrests ISIS member in Tripoli

Ministry of Interior arrests ISIS member in Tripoli

April 14, 2019 - 11:53
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

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.

Investigations indicated that Al-Darnawi attempted to carry out terrorist operations and destabilize the security and stability in the capital, according to the ministry.

"The security services are fully prepared and ready to confront any attempt to compromise the security of the capital, especially in these exceptional circumstances, in order to shuffle the cards to implement external agendas, or for the interest of warlords," the ministry added.

Spokesman of Haftar's self-styled army, Ahmed Al-Mismari said at a news conference yesterday that he expects the occurrence of terrorist operations and bombings in Tripoli and the western region in the coming period.