Weekly Security Report by SNE Special Projects 5th January 2016

Tuesday saw the GNC propose a roadmap to peace in Libya. Committee member Abdul-Gader Hawaili said the new roadmap includes the formation of a new interim parliament made up of 100 members from the GNC and 100 others from the eastern region.

According to the roadmap, a committee from within the parliament would be formed to monitor the Central Bank of Libya and reorganize the army that should be established on individual basis. The army would undertake the responsibility of bringing peace and stability to the country in addition to fighting terrorism.

Wednesday reports were received that the Human Rights Solidarity organisation warned that the security situation in Tripoli and the sharp division among the political parties and military factions could escalate and then explode.

Whilst in the west on Thursday reports were received that the Al-Zawiyah armed brigades said in a statement on Tuesday that ‘’they are in favour of the Libyan-Libyan dialogue and that they support all the efforts that aim at building bridges between the conflicting political parties’’

“We totally reject any government that is a product of trusteeship and refuse everything that violates the Libyan sovereignty as well as we reject Skhirat dialogue results, knowing that a real national government must come out from a Libyan-Libyan consensus.”

Reports received from the west on Friday reported that the Tribes Army had conducted a surprise attack and clashed with the Sabratah Military Council in Atwailah, south of Sabratah. The source stated that several Tribes Army were arrested however, sever others managed to flee.

Tripoli on Saturday saw reports of the Kidnapping of a young women by unknown gunmen in the Ghat Shaal area. Shortly after the kidnapping had taken place, clashed broke out in the area and the area of the Gargarish road, thus causing the road to be closed? Sporadic fighting continued through Friday, Saturday evening and the situation was resolved early Sunday morning and the Gargarish road was re-opened.

Daesh continued their efforts to gain ground in east during the reporting week, predominantly, local news reports were reporting that further clashes between Daesh militants and oil installation guards were taking place near the oil and gas complex in Ras Lanuf; 11 people including 6 ISIS fighters killed, several others wounded. Approx. 40 armed vehicle conducted the 2 pronged attack with As Sidra, sources added that LNA jets conducted airstrikes to support the oil installation guards.

The LNA continued to carry out airstrikes and Artillery attacks on known Daesh positions within the areas of Boutni, Al Quwarishal, Laitha and also on Ansar Al Sharia positions in Hijaz Street, Laitha and Sabri in Benghazi.

Further east in 400 eastern neighbourhood of Derna, clashes have continued throughout the reporting week between Daesh militants and the Derna Shura council.

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