3 February 2013

Libya: Nation Strengthens Security Ahead of Revolution Anniversary

More than 1,400 checkpoints will be set up in Tripoli between February 10th and February 22nd, when Libya will be celebrating the second anniversary of the February 17th revolution, Libya Herald reported on Saturday (February 2nd), citing the interior ministry. Some 640 mobile security units will also be patrolling the streets.

Mass demonstrations are planned in eastern Libya for February 15th, where federalists are pushing for more autonomy for Cyrenaica.

In other security news, more than 1,800 Libyan commandos and marines have been assigned to the Oilfield Security Guard in the aftermath of the In Amenas attack in Algeria. The guard's chief, Ibrahim Said Judran, said the units were being deployed to oil facilities in Brega, Ras Lanuf and Sidra.

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