The Interior Minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Abdul-Salam Ashour, said that Mitiga Airport would be handed over to another security force affiliated with the ministry.
The Ministry of Interior of the Presidential Council (PC) called on its security services dedicated to secure vital sites, embassies and diplomatic missions in the capital to raise the highest levels of security alert.
Some 400 detainees escaped after a riot on Sunday at a prison in the southern suburbs of the Libyan capital Tripoli, theatre of a week of deadly battles, police said.
Heightened security has been announced by the authorities in Tripoli and Benghazi for next week’s Eid Al-Adha (feast of sacrifice) holiday period.
The Interior Minister Abdelsalam Ashour said they are working on setting up a security plan to protect the process of the upcoming elections.
The head of the Criminal Investigation Department, the west branch, Ali Benini, said that an armed group attacked the headquarters of the department in the city of Sorman and that security forces fired back in response.
A security bureau under the command of the Presidential Council’s Interior Ministry freed Tuesday four Libyan journalists after detaining them for ten hours since last night, reported Libyan Center for Freedom of Press (LCFP).
A Libyan official says militants with links to the extremist Islamic State group have killed two policemen at a checkpoint east Libya.
The Judicial Police condemned the kidnapping of a judge, a prosecutor and two of the security guards in an armed attack Sunday on the Court of Waddan town, central Libya.
Arrest of 131 Egyptian migrants in east Libya points to migration network funneling into militant groups
One-hundred and thirty-one Egyptian irregular migrants have been arrested in the east Libyan city of Baydan over the last three weeks, according to the director of the city’s police station.