From buying an Irish navy boat re-registered as a “pleasure yacht” to enlisting a Canadian firm to recruit Sudanese fighters – Libya’s warring parties are running rings around a UN arms embargo.
Multiple armed groups from Sudan and Chad have been involved in the conflict in Libya this year, said a report by the United Nations.
The Libyan Interior Ministry said its Tajoura central backup personnel had arrested “the coordinator of operations between ISIS and Ansar Al-Sharia”, Emad Al-Shagaabi.
Sudanese militias who make up part of the Sudan Liberation Front headed to Libya in support for the forces of Brigadier General Khalifa Haftar, Arabi21 reported yesterday.
The Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha has ordered the concerned authorities to apprehend Emad Al-Shagabi, who is accused of coordinating between Ansar Al-Sharia and ISIS, saying his name must be placed on the no-travel list.
The British House of Commons has recently voted in favor of removing the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group from the list of terrorist organizations, as an organization that has resorted to arms in its opposition to the Gaddafi regime.
US Defence Secretary, Mark Esper has said that the airstrikes carried out by AFRICOM against ISIS in Libya last September have killed one-third of ISIS fighters.
ISIS Libya pledged Friday allegiance to the new leader of the terrorist group Abu Ibrahim Al-Hashemi Al-Qurashi after the killing of the ringleader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi.
The Passports, Nationality and Foreigners’ Affairs Department in Benghazi announced on Tuesday the suspension of work after an attack on one of its employees.
Security sources from Sabha have reported skirmishes in the area of Mansheya and an attack on a military checkpoint belonging to so-called battalion 128, loyal to Haftar, near Al-Qadisiya Square, on Saturday night.