Libya : Fayez Serraj authorizes new security measures for Tripoli

Libyan prime minister Fayez Al Sarraj attends an international meeting. Photo : Reuters

NEWSROOM (ADV) – Libya’s prime minister, Fayez Serraj, on Tuesday approved the new security arrangements in the capital Tripoli, which focus on forming joint police and army forces to secure the city.

“The head of the Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord on Tuesday adopted the security plan to secure Tripoli, which has been developed by the Security Arrangements Committee,” prime minister’s information office said in a statement.

“The security arrangements aim to ensure the security of people, as well as private and public properties, and to establish public order based on regular security and police forces working according to professional standards, while taking all necessary security, military and civilian measures,” the statement explained.

The new security plan will be implemented in coordination with the UN Support Mission in Libya, the statement added.

Tripoli witnessed weeks of violent clashes between forces allied with the Government and other armed groups in Tripoli in August, causing hundreds of casualties, before the Ministry of Interior announced a cease-fire agreement between the rival parties that ended the violence.

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