The Attorney General’s Office announced Tuesday that it had ordered the arrest of those suspected of causing damage to and stealing the pre-stressed Man-Made River concrete pipes.
A Syrian English teacher adrift on a small boat between Malta and Italy waiting to be rescued, told an Associated Press photographer of the atrocities he witnessed against asylum-seekers in Libya.
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.
In the city of Zuwarah, 102 km west of the capital Tripoli, the Stability Support Apparatus was able to seize gangs of human smugglers.
In what it described as ‘‘a painful and fatal blow to smugglers, arms dealers, and outlaws’’, the 444th Combat Brigade, a detachment of the (western-based) Libyan Army, conducted a wide operation at dawn on Friday south of Tripoli.
Swiss state prosecutors said Thursday they were investigating suspected war crimes through looting, in a probe into a network allegedly smuggling Libyan gasoil.
Brigade 444 of the Government of National Unity freed Sunday 195 people, including 23 women and two children, from the grip of a criminal gang in Bani Walid city in central Libya.
The Libyan Interior Minister, Khalid Mazen, called on all security apparatuses to double their efforts to exact security and dismantle criminal gangs for the safety of the people.
The Interior Ministry of the Libyan outgoing government said that the Sabratha Security Directorate transferred 40 people of different African nationalities to the Anti-Illegal Immigration Agency, after they were caught in a human smuggling den in the city during the last period.
The fighting detachments of the 444th Brigade announced yesterday that it is continuing its anti-fuel smuggling campaign on the edges of greater Tripoli.