On Friday, the Libyan National Army (LNA) announced the arrest of a criminal armed group, south of Tobruk.
Major General Khaled Al-Mahjoub, Director of the LNA’s Moral Guidance Department, said that a unit had arrested the armed group south of Al-Jaghboub, after an armed clash erupted.
Al-Mahjoub stated “The LNA Military Information Division, in coordination with the 108th Battalion recieved information about a group of criminals. They had been blocking the road in front of citizens and fishermen, passing through the cut-off area.”
“They were seizing citizens with the aim of demanding ransom. They used light weapons, grenade launchers, and four-wheel drive vehicles,” he added.
“After tracking the effects of this gang’s movement and identifying their whereabouts, the battalion proceeded to arrest them,” he said. The criminal gang attempted to resist and flee, “All of them were arrested by the 108th battalion, without any injuries to the armed forces.”
He pointed out that the arrested persons were transported from the scene of the clash, aboard a helicopter belonging to the Gamal Abdel-Nasser Airbase. They were handed over to the Tobruk military region, to take the necessary legal actions against them.”