By Libya Herald reporters.
Tripoli, 23 August 2017:
Sabratha mayor Hassen Dhawadi has opened his town’s new police station, a day after it emerged that an officially-sanctioned armed group of citizens has been seeking to stop people smugglers operating from neighbourhood beaches.
Members of this new armed group, known Brigade 48, paraded as part of the ceremony.
In the wake of the 2016 US airstrikes on IS positions in the town, the terrorists attacked and occupied a number of buildings in the centre, including the police station, which were damaged in the subsequent fighting.