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Libya minister quits over Sufi shrine attack
Aug27

Libyan minister quits over Sufi shrine attack

The Libyan interim interior minister has resigned, after members of the newly-elected parliament accused his ministry of not doing enough to stop attackers who bulldozed a mosque and the shrine housing the grave of the great Malaiki Scholar Sheikh Ahmed Zarooq. The official Libyan news agency LANA reported that Fawzi Abdel-Al submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Abdurrahim el-Keib on Sunday. Abdel-Moneim al-Hurr, the spokesman for Libya’s security services, said that the interior minister’s resignation had been accepted by both the prime minister and parliament. Hurr said that 17 people had been arrested in connection with the desecration of the Sufi shrine. The...

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