Libya, torn by a growing political divide that threatens to engulf its oilfields, could become the next Syria if it does not patch its divided government and get help battling Islamic militants, the country’s foreign minister said on Tuesday, according to Reuters news agency.
قتل 5 من عناصر الجيش الليبي فجر الاثنين 22 ديسمبر/كانون الثاني في هجوم لمجموعات متطرفة على بوابة أمنية في منطقة الظهر الحمر في وادي بالضحاك جنوب شرقي درنة.
Clashes on Monday between pro-government forces and Islamist militiamen in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi killed 16 people and wounded dozens, security sources and medics said.
The Libyan Observatory for Human Rights (LOHR) has expressed “deep concern” that ever greater numbers of Libyans under the age of 18 are being recruited into the ranks of the country’s militias.
Tunisia, fearing possible terrorist attacks, will close its border with politically unstable Libya for three days to coincide with this weekend’s parliamentary election, the government said Thursday.
While the Libyan state remains too weak to confront and disarm the plethora of militias still present within it, IS has been able to gain a foothold in the eastern city of Derna.
A militant convoy has been destroyed in the first engagement for the French force – Operation Barkane
Algeria is looking to the possibility of erecting an electronic fence along Libya border because of concerns about the movement of terrorists and arms from Libya.
Amid fears Islamic State (ISIS) fighters are inspiring jihadists outside the Middle East, analysts warn the group has emboldened extremists in the Sahel-Sahara zone.
The village of Metouia, in the Tunisian southeast, in an unlikely late summer destination. Chemical pollution on the nearby coast and continued neglect of its date tree oases, since the 1970’s, have led to a steady decline of its appeal to outsiders. Throughout the years, it has been visited mainly …