Libyan security captures senior leader of the militant group Islamic State

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The Xinhua news agency reported, Libyan Prime Minister Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah on Tuesday announced that the Libyan security has captured a senior leader of the militant group Islamic State (IS).

“The Joint Operations Force has captured the IS leader Embarak al-Kharmi,” Dbeibah tweeted.

He said: “The continued success of this work will lead to vital intelligence information about IS and achieving justice against a dangerous terrorist.”

The Libyan Attorney General’s office said that al-Kharmi was captured in the town of Bani Walid, some 180 km southeast of the capital Tripoli.

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The office said in a statement, Al-Kharmi is responsible for a number of bombings targetting security and military checkpoints near Bani Walid.

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The statement added, he was also involved in the suicide bombing of a military training camp in 2016 in the city of Zliten in western Libya, which killed at least 67 people.

Source: xinhua