The Ministry of Interior has instructed all security departments to be extra vigilant and to take extra precautions as the eighth anniversary of the 17th February Revolution approaches.

"The ministry is on follow-up of the security plans and measures to secure Greater Tripoli," the ministry explained on Facebook, pointing out that it has increased police activities at ports and checkpoints for any possible violations and to facilitate traffic movement.

"The aim of these measures is to ensure the security of citizens and the establishment of a public system based on security forces and regular police, in accordance with the highest standards, in preparation for the eighth-anniversary celebrations of 17th February Revolution," the ministry added.