By Sami Zaptia.
Tripoli, 18 October 2014:
Asked if the terrorist group Daesh (IS/ISIL) had a presence in Libya, Prime Minister Thinni answered . . .[restrict]with an emphatic “yes”.
“There are groups located in the city of Derna and other Libyan cities and in Sirte”, Thinni admitted .
Thinni was speaking yesterday during a wide-ranging interview on the re-launched state Al-Wataniya satellite TV channel now broadcasting from the new (temporary?) seat of the Libyan government in Al-Beida in eastern Libya.
“Also, even the group Boko Haram from Nigeria is present”, added Thinni. “Terrorism has no specific place and we have to recognize the seriousness of the existence of these groups to destabilize the security of the country with the support of the political stream that claims that it is the Islamic political stream”, he said referring, to the various so-called Islamist groups in Libya.
“They will destabilize the country until the state breaks down and Libya becomes divided into a diaspora”, he warned.
“However, Thinni went on to assure the public that “This cannot be achieved thanks to the Libyans who are aware of the seriousness of what the country faces”. [/restrict]