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US Special Envoy Norland to discuss southern Libya with Libyan Deputy PM

Richard Norland, the US Special Envoy to Libya, met with the Libyan Deputy Prime Minister to discuss a variety of issues.

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The US Special Envoy to Libya, Richard Norland, met with Deputy Prime Minister Ramadan Abu Jinnah to discuss security issues in the south of the country, the consolidation of the army and preparations for the elections to be held on December 24.

In the statement made by the US Embassy in Libya, it was stated that there was a phone call between Norland and Abu Jinnah, during which Norland condemned the terrorist attack in Sebha and expressed his condolences to the relatives of the deceased. Norland also conveyed his country’s support for the security problems in the southern region of the country.

In addition, Norland stated that the security issue should be addressed at the Berlin Conference, which will be held for the second time on June 23, and emphasized the importance of the unified army in ensuring the unity and solidarity of the country and increasing the security control in the south.

On June 6, it was announced that 2 security guards were killed, and two people were injured in a car bomb attack on the city of Sebha in southern Libya. It was noted that the people who lost their lives in the suicide attack were affiliated with the Libyan Murder Bureau.

The Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist organization claimed responsibility for the attack. It is seen that ISIS, which has started to show itself with some small-scale attacks in the last year, has increased the severity of the attack again by taking advantage of the sensitive border controls in the southern part of Libya.

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