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Libyan Newswire

Military Units Deployed Along Tunisia-Libya Borders to Ward Off Any Threat

Military units were deployed along the Tunisia-Libya land and sea borders to prevent any possible threat to the country’s territorial integrity, said Spokesperson for the Defence Ministry Lieutenant-Colonel Belhassen Oueslati.

He told TAP Monday the military backed by national guards and customs officials will secure the borders and bar the way to terrorist infiltration, the trafficking of arms and the smuggling of subsidised goods.

The situation in Libya is being “closely followed” and military aircraft are conducting combing operations to monitor the airspace and guard land and sea borders, Lieutenant-Colonel Oueslati pointed out.

Egypt Monday launched a dawn air strike against the positions of the Islamic State (Isis) in Libya after the group released a video showing the execution of 21 Egyptian nationals.

Source : Tunis Afrique Presse