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Libya’s tribal clashes leave 105 dead

Recent tribal clashes in western Libya left 105 people dead and some 500 injured, the government has said. Government spokesman Nasser al-Manaa said there had been no fighting in the mountainous area since Monday, following the deployment of the army. The area includes the towns of Zintan, Mizdah and Shegayga, some 150km (90 miles) south […]

Weekly Security Update

Projections Instability may increase throughout the country over the coming weeks, as the authorities continue to struggle to enforce law and order, particularly in rural areas and the south of the country. With elections approaching, the interim regime will be keen to demonstrate it has made some security gains and progress on the integration of […]

Gunmen storm Tunisian consulate in Libya’s Benghazi

Gunmen on Monday stormed the Tunisian consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, diplomatic and security sources told AFP, without reporting casualties. “The Tunisian consulate has been stormed by armed men,” a security official told AFP on condition of anonymity, blaming the attack on a local brigade known as the Partisans of Shariah, or […]

Great Yarmouth-based CTR services heads to Libya

Two brothers have swapped Great Yarmouth’s coastal scenery for the deserts of Libya following the expansion of their security business. Tremaine and Adrian Kent started CTR services in 2003 when they left the forces. Their experiences in the forces equipped them with the skills to start their own business offering a range of security services […]

Weekly Security Review

Projections There is the risk of a further deterioration in security in Libya over the coming weeks and months. It is now clear that some threat groups do exist, although they lack the capacity to carry out major attacks. There is therefore an ongoing risk of further low level violence in major cities that could […]

US Renews Commitment to Stand By Libyan People

Statement from US Embassy (A/S Posner) in Tripoli, 31st May 2012: Today we concluded a very successful human rights dialogue with the Libyan government. Our two days of discussions covered a range of important issues, including the upcoming parliamentary elections, detention policies and practices, freedom of expression, and issues relating to accountability and reconciliation. I […]

Weekly Security Review

Projections The security situation in Tripoli will remain largely the same, although there is a risk of a slight deterioration in the lead up to parliamentary elections. Demonstrations are likely, with the potential for low-level violence, particularly if the elections are cancelled. Projections for the security environment in Benghazi are similar, although there are a […]

Weekly Security Review

 Projections Further violent incidents in Tripoli are expected, although the city will remain largely stable overall. As elections near there is likely to be a surge in the number of political demonstrations throughout the country, but mainly in major cities. Protests will focus on central squares, government buildings and hotels housing foreign media. Benghazi will […]