By Libya Herald reporter.
Tripoli, 8 March 2016:
Tarhouna municipal council has become the latest local authority to draw up record of non-Libyans . . .[restrict]working in the area, amid growing nation-wide suspicion of foreigners, seen as possibly supporters of the so-called Islamic State. Much of the mood is directed at Tunisians. However, troubled Tarhouna, 80 kilometres south east of Tripoli, hosts a significant number of local hardline Islamists. They are widely seen as having adopted the ideology in order to assert and retain power.
According to the Libyan news agency LANA, a committee has been set up in the town to draw up a list of foreigners and issue them with local work permits and residency cards.
A committee has also been set up to record internally-displaced people resident in the municipality, with a view, according to the council, to assess their needs and provide assistance.
It is estimated that there are 1,050 such families in Tarhouna. [/restrict]