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Weekly Security Update

Overview Prime Minister-elect Ali Zidan was scheduled to announce his cabinet on 29 October.  In the event, the announcement has been delayed until at least the 30 October, due to the absence of a significant number of members of congress who were still travelling back to Libya after Eid al Adha.  Some reports have indicated […]

Weekly Security Update

Overview International focus remains centred around the ongoing conflict atound Bani Walid, 140km southeast of the capital.  The 19 October saw the renewed assaults against the town in what appears to have been the fiercest day of fighting so far.  Unconfirmed reports subsequently claimed that many had been killed and injured during several days of conflict in […]

Weekly Security Update

Overview On 14 October, Ali Zidan was elected the new prime minister of Libya, just one week after the previous incumbent, Mustafa Abu Shagur, was dismissed by the National Congress in a vote of no confidence. Zidan beat his rival Mohammed Al-Harari in a close-fought race, taking 93 votes to Al-Harari’s 85. Zidan was elected […]

Weekly Security Update

By Gary Sandiford, Olive Group’s Dubai based assessments manager.  Olive Group is a leading provider of security and technology solutions and has been operating in Libya since mid 2011.   Overview Political uncertainty remains a key issue in Libya.  On 7 October the National Congress voted overwhelmingly to dismiss Prime Minister-elect Mustafa Abu Shagur in […]

Weekly Security Update

Overview The eagerly awaited announcement naming candidates for Libya’s new government which had been expected on 1 October failed to materialise.  This was the second time that Prime Minister-elect Mustafa Abu Shagur has delayed the announcement, likely connected with disagreements between Abu Shagur and National Forces Alliance (NFA) leader, Mahmoud Jibril.  On 2 October, Jibril […]

Weekly Security Update

Overview The last seven days have seen a number of repercussions in the wake of the 11 September attack against the US consulate in Benghazi.  At the government level, the consulate attack has resulted in a crackdown on ‘rebel’ militia groups and a concerted effort to bring all militia units under government control or disband […]

Weekly Security Update

By Gary Sandiford, Olive Group’s Dubai based assessments manager.  Olive Group is a leading provider of security and technology solutions and has been operating in Libya since mid 2011.   Overview This weeks reporting has been dominated by the attack against the US Consulate in Benghazi on the evening of 11 September, which was apparently […]

Weekly Security Update

By Gary Sandiford, Olive Group’s Dubai based assessments manager.  Olive Group is a leading provider of security and technology solutions and has been operating in Libya since mid 2011.   Overview Abdullah Al Senussi,Libya’s former spy chief and brother-in-law to Moammar Al Qadhafi, was extradited from Mauritania to Tripoli on 5 September. Al Senussi is […]