Deputy Minister of Interior at the Presidential Council Faraj Egaiem confirmed on his Facebook page that the deputy chief of central security department in the eastern region Fauzi Dersi had been targeted with an assassination attempt by opening fire on his car in Al-Marij by an armed group affiliated with Al-Marij military police of Haftar’s forces.

He added that Colonel Dersi managed to escape the assassination and he is now working as normal at his office.