Mayor of Al-Jufra Othman Hassouna said that the number of families who fled from the Fuqaha area did not exceed 30.

In a press statement, Hassouna denied the figures announced by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) a few days ago that claim the displacement of more than 200 families from the region.

Hassouna explained that most of the families have fled their homes for fear of a repeated ISIS attack on the city, expressing his disappointment at the neglect and failure of the Libyan governments to provide any support, despite the prevalence of killings and kidnapping in the region.