Arab and international Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 09: 51 am (Number of views 77)
UN warns of attacks in Libya
Follow-up / Sky Press:
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterich warned that the Da'ad organization was planning "new complex attacks" in the oil crescent and in the central region around Jafra, as well as in southern Libya.
"He is still active in Libya and has the ability to carry out complex terrorist attacks, even though he no longer controls the country," Guterich said in a report from his support mission in Libya.
"The so-called desert units of the organization are still operating in the oil crescent, in the central region around al-Jafra, and in southern Libya," he said. "There are sleeper cells in other parts of the country, including the western region."
He added that "the presence of an encouraging organization in Libya has increased the movement of a number of elements of the organization to Libya after being expelled from Iraq and Syria."
He pointed out that "the organization intensified its movements around Sirte, his former stronghold, forcing forces from Libya and the United States of America to launch air raids on elements of the organization."
In September, the United States Forces Command in Africa carried out six air strikes on positions in the Khashum Al Khail area, killing members of the organization.
The Libyan National Army was a "very large" force, consisting of several battalions to "pursue the remnants of militant groups" between the towns of Mourada and Zla, south of the Libyan oil crescent.