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Stopping a Dangerous Escalation in Libya

Of Tanks and Banks: Stopping a Dangerous Escalation in Libya An under-reported banking crisis threatens to exacerbate deadly fighting in Tripoli, ignite a protracted resource war and deepen the country’s east-west divide. A way out requires agreeing to a ceasefire in Tripoli and ending the four-year split between the Central Bank’s rival branches. Click here […]

Security Vacuum and Lawlessness threaten NOC Ops

By John Lee. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has said it is increasingly concerned about the state of lawlessness in Libya stemming from the ongoing conflict, and its impact on oil sector operations. A security inspection this week of the headquarters of the North African Geophysical Exploration Company (NAGECO), which has remained closed since its […]

Water Supplies Restored to Tripoli

By John Lee. Water supplies have reportedly been restored to Tripoli’s 2.5 million residents, two days after a water control station in Jabal al-Hasawna, southwestern Libya, was deliberately shut down, cutting off water supply from the Great Man-Made River (GMMR). The UN Humanitarian Coordinator, Maria Ribeiro, condemned the cutting off of supplies: “Such attacks against […]

Tripoli Death Toll now over 500

By John Lee. At least 510 people have been killed and 2,467 wounded since Khalifa Hifter’s Libyan National Army (LNA) launched its offensive Tripoli, the World Health Organization (WHO) said late on Monday. (Source: WHO) (Picture credit: Hakeem Gadi)

3F Wins Explosives Disposal Contract

By John Lee. Libyan NGO Free Fields Foundation (3F) has won a contract to provide a “Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Non-Technical Survey in Benghazi.” The contract was granted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), and is valued at $447,465. (Source: UN)

Weekly Security Report from Whispering Bell

Advertising Feature Whispering Bell produces a 7-10 page report that covers the past week of political, security, and economic events that occurred within Libya, comprehensive data/risk collection, maps for country-wide security events, and includes forward-looking analysis on the political and security situation over the coming weeks. Please click here to download an edited version of […]

Libyan Police Officers Complete UNMAS Training in Ukraine

Libyan Forensic Police Officers Complete UNMAS Training on Device Scene Incident Management in Kiev, Ukraine The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), with the generous support of the Government of Canada, successfully concluded a three-week training course on Device Scene Incident Management (DSIM) for Libyan Forensic Police Officers from the Libyan Ministry of Interior’s Criminal […]