The Libyan Deterrence Apparatus has announced the arrest of an ISIS official and the eradication of all leaders of terrorist organizations in the country.

The Apparatus said in a statement on its Facebook page that the ISIS Wali (Governor) in Libya, Hashim Abu Sidra, was arrested earlier, and then the announcement of the date of his arrest was postponed, to facilitate the identification of all elements of the organization and combating its sources in Libya, amid complex circumstances.

The statement explained that the person known as “Khubayb” was appointed as an official in the organization, and he was directly responsible for facilitating the entry of terrorists into Libya and their movement between cities, before he was appointed Emir of the organization in what is known as the “Libya Province.”

“The Apparatus discovered Abu Sidra's intention to head from the south towards the capital, Tripoli, where his exact location was determined and he was arrested in a precise operation and without any losses”, the statement reads.

“All ISIS leaders in Libya were killed and imprisoned for the judiciary to pronounce its ruling,” the Apparatus added, noting that it would publish the defendant’s confessions in the near future.

On Wednesday, the Public Prosecutor Al-Siddiq Al-Sour announced that the Deterrence Apparatus referred 1,231 cases during the year 2023, and referred 38 cases belonging to banned organizations to the judiciary.