By Libya Herald reporters.
Tripoli, 20 August 2017:
Presidency Council (PC) co-deputy head Ahmed Maetig has been been seeing for himself today the devastation caused in Sirte in last year’s final phase of the battle to drive out the terrorists of the so-called Islamic State.
With the PC’s education minister Otman Abdul Jalil, Maetig toured the the ruins in the Giza and Maranah districts then went to the Ibn Sina hospital. They also visited Sirte university where they promised the dean and teaching staff that the PC would continue to support education in the town.
An account claiming links with IS posted long-distance pictures of Maetig and his party in the town saying that the politicians had been “in their sights”. However it is not thought any shots were fired, unlike last month when Jalil’s motorcade came under fire on its way to Murzuk, south of Sebha.