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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 There remains a degree of uncertainty over when and where Saif al-Islam Qadhafi will stand trial. Conflicting reports by several government officials have increased […]

All Eyes are on Libya

The violence against Sufi religious buildings at the weekend, resulting in the resignation of Libya's Minister for the Interior, has caused concern around the world. Particularly worrying to many was the apparent collusion of the security forces in the destruction, and the subsequent detention of journalists who reported on the events. Whether this is an […]

Newsflash: Libyan Interior Minister Resigns

Libya's interior minister, Fawzi Abdel Al [Fawzi Abdel-Aal, Fawzi Abdelali, Fawzi Abdel A'al], resigned on Sunday after legislators criticized him following a series of demolitions of shrines and a library by unknown attackers over the past two days. Of particular concern has been the handling of the desecration of the Al-Sha’ab shrine in Tripoli on Saturday. […]

Video: Salafis Blamed for Libya Mosque Destruction

A mosque containing Sufi Muslim graves has been bulldozed in the centre of Tripoli, Libya, a day after Sufi shrines in the city of Zlitan were wrecked and a mosque library was burned. The demolition of the large Sha'ab mosque happened in broad daylight on Saturday, drawing condemnation from government officials and Libyans across the […]

Security Forces Stop Human Trafficking Operation

A joint operation by Libya's Border Force and Air Defence Unit put a stop to one of the largest human trafficking operations ever seen in the country, according to unconfirmed reports. According to Libya Herald, Muftah Omar Hamza, commander of the Ali Hassan Al-Jaber Battalion, said that a raid was carried out south of the […]

Can Libya's New President Rise to the Challenges?

The new President of Libya's national assembly, Mohammed Magarief [Magariaf], faces many challenges as the country continues to adapt to the post-revolution reality, and top of the list must be improving security and establishing the rule of law throughout the whole country. Events in recent days have brought this into focus, with two car bombs […]

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 Little political activity has been reported in Libya this week as the newly elected assembly begins the task of establishing its infrastructure.  Mohammed Magarief’s […]

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 On the 8 August the National Transitional Council (NTC) handed over power to the new 200-member General National Congress (GNC).  The National Front Party […]