Armed militants kidnap Libya’s military prosecutor

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A group of unknown armed militants kidnapped Libya’s military prosecutor, Masoud Erhouma, on Thursday, the head of the Interrogations Office under the Libyan attorney general said.

According to Libyan media outlets, Erhouma was kidnapped near his house in the Salah el-Din area in Tripoli. This comes just a day after an assassination attempt on the head of the Supreme Council of the State, Abdulrahman al-Suweihli, following an armed ambush on his vehicle.

Erhouma was appointed in accordance with a political agreement, and was part of Libya’s national reconciliation government since November 2017. Prior to becoming military prosecutor, Erhouma was the minister of defense in the interim government in eastern Libya, before resigning in 2015 following differences with the army’s general command and the parliament.

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