The Special Deterrence Force SDF, also known as Radaa, denied Friday any connection to the demolition of the Bugharara Sufi shrine in Ghararat district of Tripoli.

The SDF stated through their official Facebook page that they are investigating this incident and will prosecute the perpetrators of the crime.

The force also pointed out that those who have carried out this attack intend to exploit the tension that has come about, especially after their forces raided the district recently.

Social networking sites have been flooded with photographs of the demolition of the Bugharara Mosque and shrine, which are approximately 600 years old.