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Gunmen storm Tunisian consulate in Libya's Benghazi

Gunmen on Monday stormed the Tunisian consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, diplomatic and security sources told AFP, without reporting casualties. "The Tunisian consulate has been stormed by armed men," a security official told AFP on condition of anonymity, blaming the attack on a local brigade known as the Partisans of Shariah, or […]

Great Yarmouth-based CTR services heads to Libya

Two brothers have swapped Great Yarmouth’s coastal scenery for the deserts of Libya following the expansion of their security business. Tremaine and Adrian Kent started CTR services in 2003 when they left the forces. Their experiences in the forces equipped them with the skills to start their own business offering a range of security services […]

Weekly Security Review

Projections There is the risk of a further deterioration in security in Libya over the coming weeks and months. It is now clear that some threat groups do exist, although they lack the capacity to carry out major attacks. There is therefore an ongoing risk of further low level violence in major cities that could […]

US Renews Commitment to Stand By Libyan People

Statement from US Embassy (A/S Posner) in Tripoli, 31st May 2012: Today we concluded a very successful human rights dialogue with the Libyan government. Our two days of discussions covered a range of important issues, including the upcoming parliamentary elections, detention policies and practices, freedom of expression, and issues relating to accountability and reconciliation. I […]

Weekly Security Review

Projections The security situation in Tripoli will remain largely the same, although there is a risk of a slight deterioration in the lead up to parliamentary elections. Demonstrations are likely, with the potential for low-level violence, particularly if the elections are cancelled. Projections for the security environment in Benghazi are similar, although there are a […]

Weekly Security Review

 Projections Further violent incidents in Tripoli are expected, although the city will remain largely stable overall. As elections near there is likely to be a surge in the number of political demonstrations throughout the country, but mainly in major cities. Protests will focus on central squares, government buildings and hotels housing foreign media. Benghazi will […]

Libya troops end protest at Agoco, secure offices

Libyan security forces have put an end to a protest that closed off the headquarters of the country’s biggest oil company for two weeks, securing the offices and arresting some demonstrators overnight, officials said on Wednesday.   Protesters had prevented employees from entering Agoco’s office since April 23, calling for more transparency over how Libya’s […]

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Election candidate murdered in south Libya

A candidate in the upcoming poll for a constituent assembly was murdered in Libya's southern desert on Sunday shortly after submitting his registration, a security official said. "Khaled Abu Saleh was murdered 30 kilometres (22 miles) from Ubari," in the south of Libya, Mohammed Saleh, deputy chairman of the High Security Commission, told AFP. "An […]

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