Libya's Interior Ministry apprehends ISIS cell in Al-Zawiya
Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) forces have dismantled an ISIS cell in Al-Zawiya city, west of the capital Tripoli, according to the Interior Ministry on Monday.
The Interior Ministry's statement said the cell was planning “to carry out terrorist attacks and plots to harm security and stability as well as to spread chaos in the country," adding that the Criminal Investigation Department of Al-Zawiya Security Directorate had carried out the operation.
The statement did not specify how many cell members were arrested nor where they come from.
On Sunday, the Joint Security Operations Room in Misrata city announced the arrest of an ISIS militant named Omar Dabbous, who arrived in the country from Syria in 2016.
Two weeks ago, a Tunisian man linked to Al-Qaeda was arrested in a house in the Old Town of Tripoli by Tripoli security forces.