According to Tunisia’s interior ministry ISIS in Libya has been preparing training camps near Tunisia’s borders.
The governor of Egypt’s Marsa Matrouh governorate met with Libya’s interior minister on Wednesday to discuss the final proceedings for reopening the border between the two countries, Ahram Arabic news website reported.
Reports from Egypt that Libyan security forces have pulled out of the main border post at Musaid have been denied by an official there.
Algeria is keen on reopening all land borders with Libya in the few coming days, Algerian Al-Khabar newspaper has reported, pointing out that the Algerian government has already begun with the technical preparations necessary for the reopening. The borders have been closed for a year and a half now for security reasons.
Members of the municipal council in the south western border town of Ghat have met with Algerian police to discuss cross-border cooperation.
Libya’s Tripoli-based Islamist government has called on the Tunisian authorities to coordinate with it on securing the countries’ mutual borders, Turkey’s Anadolu news agencyreported.
Tunisia has reportedly started building a physical wall to separate it from Libya, its conflict-ridden neighbour to the east.
The Algerian army has raised its state of alert along the border with Libya after ISIS-inspired militants took control of areas in west Libya close to the border with Algeria, an Algerian security source said on Wednesday.
In a hospital trauma ward in downtown Sebha, a decrepit city that’s a major migrant-smuggling hub in southern Libya, a man from Niger lay in a stupor, suffering from multiple fractures and a gangrened limb. He’d been here a week, since he was rescued from the Sahara after the vehicle …
Europe cannot halt the deadly traffic of African migrants across the Mediterranean unless it ends a boycott of forces that have seized power in the Libyan capital and helps authorities there cope, the de facto government in Tripoli said.