24 June – 30 June: Suspected AQ member arrested in Tripoli

Jul 2, 2020 | Other Jihadi Actors

On 23 June, the Counter-Terrorism Unit of the Joint Security Operations Room, in cooperation with the Government of National Accord’s (GNA) Ministry of Interior Security Operations Department. arrested a Tunisian national suspected of being an al-Qaeda member in Tripoli’s Old City. According to a statement by the Joint Security Operations Room, the individual was wanted by, and arrested upon the request of, the Attorney General’s Office

On 29 June, Macron labelled Turkey’s intervention in Libya as ‘criminal,’ accusing Ankara of ‘importing’ jihadists to the country, in reference to the Syrian mercenaries that Turkey has deployed to Libya in recent months.