Tag Archives | Islamic State

IS claims Attack on NOC

By John Lee. The Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) has reportedly claimed responsibility for Monday’s attack on the headquarters of the National Oil Corporation (NOC). The attack was the first of its kind against the leadership of Libya’s oil industry. According to Bloomberg, the group regards the Libyan oil fields as a “legitimate […]

US Conducts Precision Strike in Libya

In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), US forces conducted a precision airstrike near Bani Walid, Libya, on June 6, killing four ISIS-Libya militants. At this time, we assess no civilians were killed in this strike. In a statement, the US Africa Command said: “The United States will not relent in its […]

Contraband Drugs, Oil and Cigarettes Seized

By John Lee. BBC News reports that police at the Italian port of Gioia Tauro (pictured) have seized a huge shipment of the drug Tramadol — which can suppress fatigue — thought to be destined for so-called Islamic State (IS) in Libya. The haul had an estimated value of 50 million euros. Italian police have also […]

US Conducts Precision Strikes in Libya

In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), U.S. forces conducted two precision airstrikes in Libya against ISIS militants on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at approximately 2:50 p.m. local time, killing several ISIS militants. The strike occurred approximately 100 miles southeast of Sirte. ISIS and al-Qaeda have taken advantage of ungoverned spaces in Libya […]

US Conducts Precision Strikes in Libya

In coordination with Libya’s Government of National Accord and aligned forces, U.S. forces conducted six precision airstrikes in Libya against an ISIS desert camp on Friday, Sept. 22 at 7:06 p.m. local time, killing 17 ISIS militants and destroying three vehicles. The camp was located approximately 150 miles southeast of Sirte. The camp was used […]

Human Rights Report on Civilian Casualties in Libya

From 1 August to 31 August 2017, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented 21 civilian casualties – 7 deaths and 14 injuries – during the conduct of hostilities across Libya. Victims included 6 men killed and 13 injured, and 1 boy killed and 1 boy injured. Civilian Casualties The majority of civilian […]

Civilian Deaths Fall in June

From 1 June to 30 June 2017, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented 26 civilian casualties – 9 deaths and 17 injuries – during the conduct of hostilities across Libya. Victims included 6 men killed and 12 injured, 2 women killed and 1 injured and 1 child killed and 4 children injured. […]

18 Civilian Deaths in May

From 1 May to 31 May 2017, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented 68 civilian casualties – 18 deaths and 50 injuries – during the conduct of hostilities across Libya. The total civilian casualty figure for May is the highest for any month so far in 2017. Victims included 13 men killed […]