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50 Spy Units for 20 Militia Leaders in Tripoli, Libya | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Security checkpoint south of Libya- Asharwq Al Awsat

Security checkpoint south of Libya- Asharwq Al Awsat

Security checkpoint south of Libya- Asharwq Al Awsat

Tripoli- Security sources in Tripoli reported 20 militia leaders owning up to 50 spy set-ups. Sources state that brokers, affiliated with international intelligence and currently present in Libya, are promoting spy equipment. Large numbers of the endorsed gear, which are mostly European, are ending up in ISIS hands. The terrorist strongholds in Tripoli and Sirte have registered spying capacities.

Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper looked into city investigations, which revealed warlords obsessively racing to acquire intelligence equipment. They intend to use it against both friends and foes.

Wiretapping meetings and deals in progress led to several conflicts, which resulted in retaliation of different parties. Among those enraged were arms dealers and human traffickers, whose clashes reported tens dead.

However, Statistics only cover the past three months, and do not include spy gear procured by ISIS in Sirte, a city lying halfway between Tripoli and Benghazi.

Investigations reveal that two weeks ago, military architects belonging to a Muslim country have installed a comprehensive spy system for ISIS. The gear was assembled inside the ISIS blood drenched “Shari’a” court located at the heart of Sirte.

Investigations indicate that the last person to have had his hands over a spy unit was a former parliament leader; the purchase is estimated to cost half a million dollars.

The client employed the help of an official at a Libyan communication company for the process of installment. The unit was set up two weeks ago at Zuwarah city, located west of Tripoli. A number of the former parliament leader supporters are being trained to run the equipment.