Army leaders from Egypt, Algeria and Tunisia will meet later this week to discuss the security situation in Libya following the increased influence of ISIS-inspired groups in the area, an Algerian diplomatic source has said.
Turkey’s semi- official Anadolu agency reported the anonymous source as saying that army leaders from the three countries decided on Tuesday to arrange an urgent meeting to discuss security developments in Libya.
“The meeting was scheduled after ISIS group controlled parts of the Libyan city of Sirte and threatened to control other areas in Libya,” the source said, adding that the leaders will “assess the situation on the ground in Libya”.
The same source pointed out that the meeting was initially scheduled in Cairo, but will be transferred to Algeria or Tunisia if necessary.
The meeting comes after security reports in the three North African countries noted the increasing influence of ISIS-influenced groups in Libya.