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OCHA Flash Update 2 – Humanitarian agencies launch appeal to respond to large-scale displacement in Libya

Civilian casualties, injuries, and large-scale displacement continue to increase in Libya as a result of recent clashes in the capital city of Tripoli and several other areas of the country. The Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) estimates that over 331,000 people are at risk and in need of humanitarian assistance, which …

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Stealing the revolution: violence and predation in Libya

The success of Libya’s 2011 revolution has given way to political disarray, an institutional vacuum, and an extraordinary proliferation of non-state and quasi-state armed groups operating across the country. However, rather than pursuing political or ideological objectives, these groups increasingly focus on resource predation.

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Weekly Security Report 07 October 2014 by SNE Special Projects

The UN sponsored talks are expected to begin again within the next few days after having the Eid holiday off. Tripoli has remained relatively quiet throughout the Eid al Adha festivities thus far, although militia leaders from Zintan have continued to claim that they intend to launch a counteroffensive against …

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Derna’s rival Islamist militias fall out over Caliphate allegiance

Following Friday’s declaration of allegiance to Daesh (the “Islamic State”) by Derna’s Shoura Council of Islamic Youth (SCIY) and its military parade through the streets, the town’s rival Islamist militia, the Abu Sleem Martyrs’ Brigade has said that it is not giving it allegiance to anyone outside the country.

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