Libyan forces have dismantled a Daesh/ISIS cell in Az-Zawiyah city, west of the capital Tripoli, according to the Interior Ministry on Monday.

A ministry statement said the cell was planning “to carry out terrorist attacks and plots to harm security and stability and spread chaos in the country”.

Earlier, on Monday, local Syrian sources said 300 mercenaries were dispatched by Russian PMC Wagner Group to Libya to fight for eastern warlord Khalifa Haftar. The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said eight Daesh/ISIS militants were among the new mercenaries.