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Pro-Gaddafi Group Uncovered in Libyan Capital

Pro-Gaddafi Group Uncovered in Libyan Capital

Tuesday, 22 May, 2018 - 05:30
Late Libyan leader Moammar al-Gaddafi. (AFP)
Cairo - Khaled Mahmoud
A force loyal to the government of national accord announced that it had thwarted a terrorist plot in the Libyan capital Tripoli plotted by loyalists of the regime of late leader Moammar al-Gaddafi.

A deterrence force in the Interior Ministry of PM Fayez al-Sarraj’s government arrested a cell that was planning military operations with others, which are affiliated with the so-called Popular Front for the Liberation of Libya.

It said that it had received information that an armed group was seeking to create chaos in Tripoli and its suburbs.

The group had set up an operations room south of the capital with the support of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Libya.

Following investigations and surveillance operations, the members of the group were arrested. They included three senior officers from the Libyan army and four civilians.

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Libya describes itself as a new political organization that includes supporters of the Gaddafi regime. They believe that the February 2011 uprising was a conspiracy against Libya, reported the German news agency.

The Front was established on December 26, 2016 and its founder revealed that it was led by Gaddafi’s son, Seif al-Isalm.

The group is aimed at liberating Libya from militias, with the support of pro-Gaddafi tribes.

Seif al-Islam has not commented on these claims.

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