Just in: Tension in Libya as govt announces maximum security alert in Tripoli


Libya on Tuesday announced a state of maximum security alert in the capital Tripoli, a security source said.

“All security agencies of the ministry of interior have been given instructions for full readiness to deal with any suspicious movements in and around Tripoli,” the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

The source did not reveal whether the security alert is related to the recent announcement of the eastern-based army to take over the city.

However, he said the security services in the city are “ready to deal with any armed movements against Tripoli, regardless of the party behind them.”

The current security situation in the city is normal, the source added.

Milud Al-Zwai, spokesman for the eastern army’s special forces, recently said movements toward the capital are confidential.

On Sunday, the army commander Gen. Khalifa Haftar said the UN-sponsored…

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