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Hafter accused of war crimes in Benghazi

The Geneva-based Libyan Human Rights Solidarity (LHRS) has warned that the targeting of families related to members of the different battalions that form the Benghazi Revolutionaries Shoura Council (BRSC) by forces loyal to Khalifa Hafter is a war crime and must be stopped by the United Nations before it grows …

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Politics by other means – Conflicting Interests in Libya's security sector

This paper examines the rise and fall of hybrid security sector institutions in Libya, and the political interests at stake in security sector reform. It charts the evolution of the Libyan army, the SSC, and the LSF, as well as their interaction with the transitional authorities. The paper thereby contributes to an understanding of …

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Ansar Al-Sharia moves to consolidate power in Derna as locals look to liberation by Libyan army

Following last week’s opening of an Islamic Court in Derna, the Shoura Council of Islamic Youth (SCIY), controlled by Al-Sharia, is now moving to set up a civil administration for the town and area that they now call the Province of Cyrenaica (Wilayah Barca, ولاية برقة), part of the Islamic …

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