By Libya Herald staff.
Benghazi, 25 October 2103:
A joint security room, similar to those in Tripoli and Benghazi is to be set . . .[restrict]up to cover the Jebel Akhdar region. The decision was taken at a security summit yesterday drawing together elders, civil society institutions, military personnel and commanders of thuwar battalions from across the Jebel Akhdar in eastern Libya.
The security room will have branches at all towns within the region. The aim is to prevent any security breaches and put an end to road banditry and theft. It will also implement security decisions agreed by all the tribes located within the region.
Yesterday’s meeting was the second such security summit, and was the result of several previous smaller meetings dealing with security issues in the jebel area, stretching from Marj in the west to Tamimi in the east.
A third and final security summit will be held next Tuesday. It will include all civil society institutions, activists, security officials and military personnel, the aim being to appoint a military figure to command the security room and set up its headquarters.
Congress and the government are to be asked to provide support to the security room and supply it with weapons and vehicles to carry out its duties. [/restrict]