A decomposed body was found in a desert area south of Ajdabiya city, security services confirmed Sunday.

Some local residents passing by called the police after finding the body in a desert area, about 18 kilometers south of Ajdabiya, the security directorate of Ajdabiya explained.

Police was dispatched to the site after notifying the Public Prosecution and the Red Crescent branch of Ajdabiya to recover the body.

The body has not been officially identified and is currently maintained in Ajdabiya hospital, pending the completion of legal procedures.