The Municipal Council and Emergency Room of al-Kufra, the southeastern Libyan city, condemn national and international media allegations of the city’s involvement in the conflict in Sudan.
The head of the Department for Combating Illegal Migration (DCIM) in Cyrenaica, Colonel Mohammed Al-Khawaja, has announced intensifying of security patrols on the borders with Sudan and the reinforcement of security presence at the Al-Awainat border crossing in southeastern Libya.
The Mayor of Kufra, Abdul Rahman Aqoub, gave orders on Monday to form an emergency room to follow up on the situation in Sudan.
The case of Kufra raises difficult questions for policymakers over what interventions to support in places that have come to thrive on illicit cross-border trade.
Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, General Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), paid a surprise visit on Monday to the city of Kufra, located in south-eastern Libya, where he met with community leaders and army soldiers placed there.
Twenty people found dead in Libyan desert: Bodies found about two weeks after group died, presumably due to thirst.
The bodies of 20 people who got lost in the Libyan desert have been found, according to rescuers, who presume the group died of thirst.
Kufra Security Directorate announced on Sunday the liberation of 47 migrants following a raid on a farm in which a secret prison was discovered, being used to detain migrants.
Libyan authorities say they have raided a secret prison in a southeastern city used by human traffickers and freed at last 156 African migrants – including 15 women and five children.
A local source from Kufra city confirmed the killing of four people in a car that was deliberately shelled by unidentified aircraft.
The spokesman for the Municipal Council of Kufra Abdullah Sulaiman confirmed the release of the men abducted from the city by an armed group without paying any ransom.