Zintan forces undertake counter-terrorism operation in western region

Oct 7, 2021 | Libyan actors

On 7 October, the Western Military Region Joint Force under the command of Usama Juwaili and the General Security Services led by Emad Trabelsi undertook a counterterrorism operation that resulted in the arrest of five individuals alleged to be part of a terrorist cell planning an attack. The individuals — three men and two women — are alleged to be part of a large regional terrorist network. No other details were provided. A large cache of weapons, maps and other equipment was uncovered during the operation.