WASHINGTON, DC — The Libyan government, weakened by continued divisions among the regional militia groups that toppled the notorious Muammar Gaddafi, braced this week for downbeat assessments of the country’s performance two years after the civil war officially ended.
Libya will mark the second anniversary of Liberation Day on Wednesday (October 23rd) amid a tense atmosphere of unrest and widespread insecurity.
The Libyan authorities must urgently find a durable solution to end the continued forcible displacement of tens of thousands of Tawarghas and other communities, from their hometown during the armed conflict of 2011, said Amnesty International.
Tripoli, Libya (CNN) — Libya’s foreign ministry compound caught fire Saturday just two days after the country’s prime minister was kidnapped and a day after a car bomb exploded outside of the Swedish consulate.
The extent of Libya’s deteriorating security conditions is most apparent in al-Rasheed street in the centre of the capital, Tripoli. Russian and Belgian arms are selling briskly. They range from pistols to the much sought-after AK-47, globally known as the Kalashnikov.
Abduction of Ali Zeidan by own security force points up divisions, with regular army and police units increasingly in opposition to powerful militias
Ali Zeidan was held for several hours by former rebel brigades who say they were working under orders from government.
Speaking on BBC World News America, Carnegie’s Frederic Wehrey discussed recent developments in Libya, including the abduction of the Prime Minister Ali Zeidan and the U.S. raid to capture senior al-Qaeda suspect Anas al-Liby. While there has been a real deterioration in security over the past nine months, Wehrey noted, the …
The American commando operation that snatched a suspected leader of Al Qaeda from his neighborhood in Tripoli, while successful, does not offer a permanent strategy to the threat from extremists in Libya.
The Libyan government has given the United States “tacit approval” to conduct missions inside Libya to capture suspects involved in the terror attack on the diplomatic compound in Benghazi, a senior U.S. official told CNN.