Islamic State terror attack thwarted in southern Libya

Islamic State terror attack thwarted in southern Libya

A leaked confidential document from the Libyan interior ministry revealed that 100 terrorists have set up base at Libya’s Watiya Air Base.

The Libyan National Army (LNA), commanded by Khalifa Haftar, meanwhile announced that it had thwarted a suicide attack by the ISIS terrorist group in southern Libya.

LNA spokesman Ahmed al-Mismari said the terrorist had attempted to detonate a booby-trapped vehicle at a military position in the southern town of Zella.

A clash ensued with the LNA, with the attacker being fatally wounded. Moments before dying, he said that he hailed from Sudan.

Zella is a small oasis town that lies south of Sirte city and near an oilfield carrying the same name.

The attack coincided with a revelation that some 100 Tunisian terrorists at the Watiya base were planning to infiltrate Tunisia to carry out attacks.

The information was revealed by Libya’s Government of National Unity (GNU) Interior Minister Khaled Mazen in correspondence to several heads of security agencies and police forces in Arab and international countries.

In the leaked letter, Mazen called for intensifying operations and efforts to thwart any terrorist plots.

Source: Aawsat