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GNA’s Interior Ministry prepares biannual security plan for Tripoli

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – Interior Minister of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), Fathi Bashagha, on Sunday said the ministry is preparing a biannual plan to secure the capital Tripoli.

Bashagha made his remarks during a meeting with the heads of the ministry’s departments, according to a statement issued by the ministry.

“The Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha stressed the need to join efforts of all the ministry’s departments against criminals and outlaws in accordance with the Libyan legislation in force,” the statement said.

Bashagha warned against contacts and meetings with foreign ambassadors and international organizations in Libya outside the special diplomatic channels, the statement added.

Bashagha also said that most of the foreign companies and embassies intended to return to Tripoli once the security inside and outside the capital is improved.

The Tripoli-based government has been struggling to keep the security situation under control in the capital amid presence of militias and terror groups.

Last Tuesday suicide attackers and gunmen targeted the headquarters of GNA’s Foreign Ministry. Three people were killed and nine others will injured following the attack.

Terrorist group ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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