Al-Zawiya

The military committee formed by the government to follow up on the situation in Zawiya will work to establish security within the city and implement the demands of the civil society movement, Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah said at a meeting on Tuesday.

The session hosted by the Presidential Council (PC) grouped the PC Head, Muhammed Menfi, the head of the General Intelligence, the chief of the general staff, and the military committee formed to follow up on the developments in Zawiya.

Dbeibah stressed the need for all security agencies to coordinate efforts and address the negative phenomenons affecting the daily lives of the community as he called for the committee to remain in a state of permanent meeting until means goals are achieved.

On his part, Menfi said his government is working to implement the people's demands at all levels, including the service and security needs, disclosing that orders have been circulated among the state agencies to maintain close coordination until the mission is completed.

Meanwhile, the Chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant General Muhammad Al-Haddad, presented a briefing on the situation in Zawiya and the outcomes of his meetings with key figures in the city.

Also, at the session, the head of the concerned committee explained the mechanism of their work and underscored that the protesters' demands would be the basis of the committee's action.

Zawiya located some 50 km west of Tripoli, has been recently a scene of unrest and high crime rates amidst recriminations over who's at fault for allowing the situation to get to this point.