Tripoli Interior Ministry arrest ISIS member

The Interior Ministry of the internationally recognized Libyan government based in Tripoli announced on Tuesday that it had arrested a former member of ISIS.

The Ministry said that its deterrence apparatus for combating organized crime and terrorism was able, and through what it called a tight security operation, that lasted for several weeks, to track, monitor and collect information from the arrest of a “Saeed Kamel Saeed Abdul Karim”, born in 1986 in Sirte, of Sudanese nationality and nicknamed Aburami “Kimo”.

It reported that information indicated that he was a member of Ansar al-Sharia during the previous years and had pledged allegiance to the terrorist organization ISIS.

He had worked in the media team of Ansar al-Sharia between 2012-2014 on Al-Tawhid Radio in Sirte, and he had pledged allegiance to ISIS in 2014 and worked on Al-Bayan Radio, in the city of Sirte, as an expert in media editing, press editing, and show host.

He was part of the team led by “Ahmed Saleh Al Hamali” nicknamed Abu Abdullah, responsible for the ISIS cell in Tripoli, which carried out many terrorist operations during the years 2014-2015. Hamali was killed in an anti-ISIS operation in Sirte by Operation Bunyan Al Marsous,

He also had an archive containing data and information about the organization’s activity during its control of the city of Sirte the Ministry said.

With the conclusion questioning he was referred to the Public Prosecution to complete the remaining legal procedures.

The Ministry of the Interior affirmed that all terrorist formations and elements are under monitoring, and that it will not tolerate anyone who tries to destabilize security and stability within the country, and that the security services are fully prepared to confront anyone who intends to harm the security and safety of citizens.