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Weekly Security Report from Whispering Bell

Advertising Feature Whispering Bell produces a 7-10 page report that covers the past week of political, security, and economic events that occurred within Libya, comprehensive data/risk collection, maps for country-wide security events, and includes forward-looking analysis on the political and security situation over the coming weeks. Please click here to download an edited version of […]

Tripoli Death Toll now over 560

By John Lee. At least 562 people have been killed, including 40 civilians, and 2,855 wounded, including 106 civilians, since Khalifa Hifter’s Libyan National Army (LNA) launched its offensive Tripoli, the World Health Organization (WHO) said late on Monday. Last week’s deaths included two health workers traveling in ambulances. (Source: WHO) (Picture credit: Hakeem Gadi)

LNA “announces Naval Blockade of Western Libya”

By John Lee. Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) has reportedly announced that it will impose a naval blockade on ports in western Libya to prevent any more shipments of military equipment reaching forces aligned with the internationally-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA), based in Tripoli. According to Jane’s Defence Weekly, the move was announced […]

UN Announces Feb/Mar Casualties

From 1 February to 31 March 2019, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented civilian casualties – 20 deaths and 69 injuries – during the conduct of hostilities across Libya. Victims included 12 men, four women, and four children killed, and 60 men, two women, and seven children injured. The majority of civilian […]


Stopping a Dangerous Escalation in Libya

Of Tanks and Banks: Stopping a Dangerous Escalation in Libya An under-reported banking crisis threatens to exacerbate deadly fighting in Tripoli, ignite a protracted resource war and deepen the country’s east-west divide. A way out requires agreeing to a ceasefire in Tripoli and ending the four-year split between the Central Bank’s rival branches. Click here […]

Security Vacuum and Lawlessness threaten NOC Ops

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has said it is increasingly concerned about the state of lawlessness in Libya stemming from the ongoing conflict, and its impact on oil sector operations. A security inspection this week of the headquarters of the North African Geophysical Exploration Company (NAGECO), which has remained closed since its […]

Water Supplies Restored to Tripoli

By John Lee. Water supplies have reportedly been restored to Tripoli’s 2.5 million residents, two days after a water control station in Jabal al-Hasawna, southwestern Libya, was deliberately shut down, cutting off water supply from the Great Man-Made River (GMMR). The UN Humanitarian Coordinator, Maria Ribeiro, condemned the cutting off of supplies: “Such attacks against […]