The Deterrent Force has raided the hideout of a kidnapping gang in Tripoli and exchanged fire with one of the criminal kidnappers, Haithem Al-Jerbi, who ended up shot dead.

Al-Jerbi had previously collected almost half a million dinars as ransoms in exchange deals with the families of three hostages; however, the Deterrent Force shot him dead as he held his fourth hostage up for ransom.