The state recognised militia, Rada / Deterrence, headed by Abdelrauf Kara (rebranded the Deterrence Agency for Combating Terrorism and Organized Crime) and the Libyan Army 444 Combat Brigade clashed in central Tripoli last night.
Tension in Tripoli following abduction of Brigade 444 senior commander
The southern suburbs of Tripoli, especially Salah Al-Deen area, which is considered the most prominent stronghold of Brigade 444, are witnessing a state of tension, as a group of the Special Deterrence Force (SDF) kidnapped a senior commander from the Brigade, Musab Zreig.
Libyan forces deploy in western city after deadly fighting
Libyan security forces said Sunday they had deployed in Zawiya after battles between armed groups in the western city left three people dead including two civilians, according to medics.
The armed militias bringing terror and turmoil to Libya’s desert south
Summer had arrived, and with it the merciless heat of the desert. In Fezzan, the largely desert region of southwestern Libya, it was time for shepherds who had grazed their sheep in the wild through the spring to move their herds on.
Libyan chiefs of staff to work on integrating armed groups’ members into military institution
A senior military source revealed that the Chief of Staff of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Lieutenant General Abdul Razeq Al Nadhouri, and the Chief of Staff of the outgoing Government of National Unity (GNU), Lieutenant General Muhammad Al Haddad, will work to integrate militants into the military or civil …
Libya security body says Iraqi influencer in its custody after kidnap fears
A security body linked to one of Libya’s two rival governments has said it detained an Iraqi-Libyan social media influencer for ‘inappropriate’ posts, according to reports.
Stephanie Williams’ pens article on ‘Libya’s hybrid armed groups dilemma’
On 27 January, Brookings released a commentary piece by Stephanie T. Williams, Nonresident Senior Fellow and former Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General (SASG), entitled ‘Libya’s hybrid armed groups dilemma’.
How a Lockerbie bombing suspect ended up in US custody
The US has confirmed that Abu Agila Mohammad Mas’ud Kheir Al-Marimi, the last Libyan suspect in the Lockerbie bombing case, is in US custody, after being allegedly handed over by the unity government in Tripoli.
Amnesty International to Libya: Hold commanders of Tariq Ben Zeyad armed group accountable for ‘catalogue of horrors’
An unrelenting crisis of impunity in Libya has enabled fighters of the Tariq Ben Zeyad (TBZ) armed group to commit war crimes, and other crimes under international law, with the aim of crushing any challenge to the Libyan Arab Armed Forces (LAAF), the de facto authorities controlling vast swathes of …
Libyan Lockerbie suspect ‘abducted’ from home by notorious militias: report
The Libyan man accused of setting off the bomb that brought down the Pan Am Flight 103 in Lockerbie, Scotland back in 1988 was kidnapped from his home by a notorious militia group, according to new reports.