Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah has approved the establishment of a joint security operations room to enhance security at the southern borders.
Since Libya’s 2011 Uprising, the country’s vast southern borders have stood wide open for illegal immigration, trafficking, and militant movements.
The PM appointed the Undersecretary of the Interior Ministry for Public Affairs Brigadier, Mahmoud Saeed, to head the chamber and all security agencies and administrations in the south, including the security directorates and the Customs Authority.
According to the PM's resolution, the forces would be primarily focused on securing the southern borders and coordinating with neighboring countries through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in this regard.
Their operations also include tracking terrorist groups and establishing checkpoints across the region to maintain law and order.
Furthermore, the forces will be involved in securing food, medicine, fuel supplies, protecting power lines, monitoring illegal migration routes, human trafficking, smuggling activities, and setting practical plans to curb these phenomena.
The decision stipulates the need for the joint security room to coordinate with the social components of the region and integrate them into the security plan in proportion to its tasks. It also called on the chamber to limit the use of force as far as possible to preserve lives and property.