The Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah appointed the deputy minister of interior Emad Al-Trabelsi as temporary Minister of Interior.

On October 16, Al-Trabelsi assumed his position as deputy interior minister in the Government of National Unity, in a move that was expected at the time to be followed by him being named as minister.

Last July, Dbiebah decided to appoint the Minister of Local Governing, Badr Al-Din Al-Toumi, as a minister-designate of interior affairs after the dismissal of the former minister, Khalid Mazen, following clashes in the capital, Tripoli, between forces loyal to the government and others that were loyal to Bashagha's government.

The force affiliated with Al-Trabelsi, known as the "Public Security and Security Positions Apparatus", participated in the clashes since its beginning in favor of the Dbiebah government and contributed to the expulsion of Bashagha's supporters from the capital.

Al-Trabelsi - one of the leaders of Zintan revolutionaries in the February 17 revolution - had shown a tendency to join Bashagha's government, and sources close to him said that he was promised benefits through the mediation of Major General Osama Juweili, one of the most prominent supporters of Bashagha in the western region.

However, Al-Trabelsi changed his loyalties after naming Essam Buzariba - a leader from Al-Zawiya and brother of member of House of Representatives Ali Buzariba - as Minister of the Interior in Bashagha's government.