The head of Benghazi’s Joint Security Room survived an assassination attempt on Monday (November 18th) after his motorcade was hit by a bomb blast.
Can Washington Help Avert Libya’s Downward Spiral?
The autonomy of militias and an inadequate security sector are threatening Libya’s stability and transition to democracy, warns Frederic Wehrey after returning from a trip to the country. In testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, Wehrey analyzed the worsening crisis …
Libya Security Overview – 18 November 2013
This week saw the latest violence through militia over-reaction resulting in large-scale deaths and injuries, this time in Tripoli and involving the Misrata Brigade when on 15th November they opened fire on demonstrators protesting their presence in the Ghargour district of the city.
Libya deploys troops in Tripoli
Libya’s military swept into the capital Monday with dozens of pickup trucks mounted with anti-aircraft guns in an operation to drive out militiamen, the Associated Press reported.
Libya: Militias Kill Unarmed Protesters
(Tripoli) – Militias from Misrata fired assault rifles, machine guns, and heavy weapons at overwhelmingly peaceful protesters in Tripoli on November 15, killing several people. Ensuing clashes between armed groups and militias left 43 people dead and at least 460 wounded. State security forces present at the initial protest apparently …
State of emergency declared in Libyan capital
Libyan PM urges former rebels to leave Tripoli as fresh clashes leave one dead a day after more than 40 were killed.
Libyan militia fires on protesters, killing at least 31
Tripoli, Libya (CNN) — At least 31 people were killed and nearly 300 injured on Friday in the bloodiest day in the Libyan capital since the fall of Tripoli in 2011, according to figures released by the government.
Clashes between residents and militia leave dozens dead, hundreds injured in Libyan capital (VIDEO)
Libya’s prime minister has demanded that all armed militias leave Tripoli “without exception,” after clashes between militiamen and armed residents left dozens dead and almost 400 wounded.
Libya security dependent on Islamic law: Jihadists
Libya’s top jihadist group, Ansar Al-Sharia, says stability and security are dependent on the application of sharia ‘Islamic law’
Libya PM warns of foreign intervention
Ali Zeidan appeals to Libyans that foreign powers may act unless chaos in Libya by militia ex-rebels halts.