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Weekly Security Reveiw

Projections Security in the capital and major cities will remain positive, although there will be an ongoing risk of sporadic clashes involving rival militia groups. The risk is heightened in areas of the north west of the country outside the capital Tripoli. The risk of small-scale attacks by unidentified hostile elements will also remain, and […]

Analyst says Somali pirates have new weapons from Libya

Somali pirates have acquired sophisticated weaponry, including mines and shoulder-held missile launchers from Libya, and are likely to use them in bolder attacks on shipping, a senior maritime security analyst said on Thursday. “We found that Libyan weapons are being sold in what is the world’s biggest black market for illegal gun smugglers, and Somali […]

Libyan Authorities Halt Bonus Payments to Former Rebels

Libya’s official news agency LANA reported on Monday that the country’s interim authorities have stopped paying bonuses to former rebels due to widespread fraud costing millions of Libyan dinars. Mohammed Harizi, spokesman for the ruling National Transitional Council, was quoted saying that “Payment of rewards to rebels have been stopped due to violations and abuses,” […]

Weekly Security Review

Sabha The Provisional Government sent large numbers of motorised militia units from both Misrata and Zintan, supported by Libyan Air Force ground troops, to quell the ongoing conflict between local militias and ethnic Tebu fighters in the region; however, these have efforts have been largely ineffective. Personnel looking to travel to the region should be […]

Tunisia, Libya launch border security partnership

Tunisian interim Interior Minister Ali Laârayedh and his Libyan counterpart Fawzi Abdelali agreed March 30th to increase co-operation in security, stability and development. At their meeting in Tunis, the Libyan minister stressed the importance of security co-ordination between Libya and Tunisia in the upcoming period, especially in terms of securing the joint land borders to […]

8,000 Libyans enlist to protect borders, oil

The Libyan ministry of defence on Saturday enlisted more than 8,000 former rebels who will be trained in the protection of borders and strategic sites including the nation’s vital oil installations. “The 8,000 who joined are from all over Libya,” said the deputy defence minister, Sadiq al-Obeidi, at the signing of an agreement to bring […]

Weekly Security Review

AKE Oil Infrastructure Report AKE has produced the first independent security and risk assessment of Libya’s major oil producing and refining facilities. Designed to provide accurate and actionable information to companies looking to enter or re-enter the oil-rich North African state, the project aimed to assess the threat level in the areas most associated with […]

Weekly Security Review

AKE Oil Infrastructure Report AKE has produced the first independent security and risk assessment of Libya’s major oil producing and refining facilities. Designed to provide accurate and actionable information to companies looking to enter or re-enter the oil-rich North African state, the project aimed to assess the threat level in the areas most associated with […]