The sources told Sky News Arabia that elements of the organization clashed with an armed group south of Bani Walid in a battle for influence there because they have relations with one of the prominent figures in smuggling operations, and the person responsible. is for a gang organization has recently committed several kidnappings, especially for foreigners and guest workers.
The sources pointed out that the cities on the west coast have also witnessed significant activity from the organization in recent times, especially in Sabratha, where the “sleeping cells” there began to openly move and hoist the organization’s flags.
ISIS began to gain a foothold in Sabratha since May 2020, after militias and armed groups regained control of the city at the time.
A little to the south, people saw the movement of columns of armed cars bearing the organization’s black flag, especially south of Mizdah, and near Al-Qurayyat, where they began ambushing, holding back the civilians and plundered their possessions.
And the civilian sources told “Sky News Arabia” that the terrorists are making the Marsit area area a concentration point, stop passers-by there and ask them questions about the security gates in the neighboring towns, the concentrations there, the size of the individuals there and the weapons they carry.
Line Sirte – Al Jufra
Political researcher Muhammad Qashout confirmed that Karama’s main operating room in the Libyan National Army had received information that ISIS had moved near the “Sirte-Al-Jafra” line in order to cut it.
Qashut said the chamber had formed a joint force between her and the “166 Brigade” in Misurata, which supports Prime Minister Fathi Bashagha, to conduct patrols to comb the “Abu Njeim and Wadi B” area and the surrounding area.
The military also decided to mobilize its special forces by directing them to other points to conduct specific counter-terrorism operations, details of which will be disclosed upon completion, Qashut said.
The security expert, Muhammad Al-Rajbani, warned of the expansion of ISIS in the regions of western Libya, as this movement started significantly in the first ten days of this month, when they killed a security man in Mizdah, also reminiscent of the terrorist attacks targeting the armed forces in the southern region.
Al-Rajbani said that the youths of the city of Qurayyat, next to the Mashashiya area, were conducting patrols with civilian efforts to secure their areas, following the news of the terrorist organization’s movements in the Mursit area, where they attacked Wadi. Mersit and nearby valleys, calling for caution and caution to thwart the organization’s plans.
And last April, ISIS published through its media pictures that it said were “its fighters” in southern Libya, where an army post was bombed a few days ago, leaving no injuries.
Thereafter, the military thwarted an attempt by terrorist elements to infiltrate Ghadwa near the town of Sabha, where military operations continue there to clear the area of extremists and criminal elements.