Former Head of Sabratha Security Council Detained on Criminal Charges

Former Head of Sabratha Military Council Taher Al-Gharabli has been arrested on Thursday night, the Anti-ISIS Ops Room in Sabratha confirmed.

The Security Ops Room of Sabratha, formerly known as Anti-IS Ops Room, announced that its fighters at the Dahman checkpoint, south of the city, captured Al-Gharabli and immediately hand over him to the unit’s headquarters.

According to a statement released by the unit, Taher Al-Gharabli who allegedly has a strong connection to the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group has been accused of a number of criminal cases.

“He is supposed to be transferred to the military prison in the neighboring city of Sorman,” statement reads, adding that “members of the Ops Room treated Al-Gharabli well in accordance with the law without exposing him to any violations or ill-treatment.”

Yesterday, some local media reported that an armed group kidnapped the Brigadier General Tahir Al-Gharabli while he was taking his son to school.

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