Tag Archives | Terrorism

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 […]

Central Bank Governor meets Tunisian Counterpart

By John Lee. The Governor of the Central Bank of Libya (CBL), Saddek Omar Elkaber, met with Marwan Alabasi, Governor of the Central Bank of Tunisia last week in Tunis to discuss ways of improving cooperation and between the two institutions, specifically in the fields of anti-money-laundering (AML) and terrorism financing. This was the first […]

Interpol issues “Red Notice” for LNA Major

By John Lee. Interpol has issued a “Red Notice” for Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf Al-Werfalli (pictured), who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on seven counts of “murder as a war crime“. According to Libya Herald, the Major in the Libyan National Army (LNA) is accused of summary executions of suspected terrorists. Meanwhile, the Libyan […]

Blown-up Oil Pipeline to be Repaired within a Week

Reuters reports that the Libyan crude oil pipeline blown up on Tuesday, about 80 miles south of Es Sider terminal, will take about a week to repair. It quotes a spokesman for an eastern Libyan force tasked with protecting oilfields as saying that a “terrorist group” was probably responsible for the explosion. (Source: Reuters)

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 […]