By Houda Mzioudet.
Tripoli, 16 December 2013:
In a bid to curtail the growth in crime and general insecurity in Ajilat and the . . .[restrict]surrounding area, the government yesterday announced it was setting up a joint security operations room for the town. Resolution 747 from the Prime Ministry creates the security room under the control of a military commander.
The operations room will coordinate different bodies including the security forces of the Ministries of the Interior and Defence and will work closely with civil society organisations and local elders to prevent crime and preserve life and property.
Amer Milad, an official in the Ajilat Local Council, told the Libya Herald that the decision was a positive step for the town which had seen a rise in security issues in recent weeks, most notably the assassination of the head of Ajilat’s military intelligence, Yousef Abdennabi Al-Atrash, a month ago.
“As long as it benefits the town, restores peace and above all is run by patriotic people who represent the Libyan state and not individual interests, then we welcome it”, he said. [/restrict]