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Libya asks Turkey’s support for military training

Libyan Defense Minister Osama al-Juwali said Tuesday that Turkey has a very strong army and asked Turkey’s support for military training. In an exclusive interview with the AA, al-Juwali said that Libya wanted the assistance of the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) in training the Libyan army during the transition period. Libya has become a country […]

Libya Seeks to Buy Electronic Ankle Monitor Bracelets, Bild Says

Libya’s transitional government is seeking to buy electronic ankle monitor bracelets in Germany to aid in law enforcement, Bild reported, citing an internal German Foreign Ministry document. The Foreign Ministry views the request, made in the fall to the German Embassy in Tripoli, as a way to enter the Libyan market, the newspaper said today. […]

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Weekly Security Review

Projections Security in the capital may experience a deterioration in the lead up to the deadline for militia groups to return to their home-towns, as well as another for members of the Tripoli Brigade to give up their arms. There have already been a number of demonstrations in the capital in support of the government’s […]

Tribal elders broker end to fighting in Libya region

An outbreak of fighting south of the Libyan capital which killed at least four people stopped on Tuesday after local elders agreed a ceasefire, Reuters journalists in the area said. The conflict, a flare-up of an old rivalry between the provincial town of Zintan and the neighbouring El-Mashasha tribe, underlined the tension and insecurity in […]

Weekly Security Review

Projections The security situation in Tripoli is projected to remain stable, although there is an ongoing risk of sporadic clashes between former rebel militias and involving elements suspected of being sympathetic to former leader Muammar Gaddafi. In both Benghazi and Tripoli there is an ongoing risk of demonstrations by those frustrated by the lack of […]

Weekly Security Review

Tripoli The security situation in Tripoli remains good. In general, the attitude towards western personnel is positive, however AKE sources on the ground have reported a degree of suspicion among some sections of the population. Personnel are not advised to spend large amounts of time outside without a Libyan national accompanying them.  AKE sources on […]

Weekly Security Review

Tripoli The security situation in Tripoli remains good. In general, the attitude towards Western personnel is positive, however, AKE sources on the ground have highlighted that there are still some people who view Westerners as working for foreign agencies and involved in subversive activities. This is likely to improve as more Westerners come into the […]

Weekly Security Review

Tripoli The security situation in Tripoli is described as positive. However, AKE sources on the ground have reported an increasing degree of frustration among the population over the speed at which the NTC has been able to make positive progress. If the situation is not seen to improve markedly over the coming weeks, there is […]