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Weekly Security Review

Projections Tripoli will remain stable although there is a risk of further sporadic clashes involving different militia groups, which maintain a presence in some outlying areas of the city. The process of integrating militia groups into the national army will continue, although it may be some time before an NTC-controlled body is in control of […]

Weekly Security Review

Summary Tripoli will remain stable although there is an on-going risk of clashes between rival militia groups. In a clash on 3 January, four people were killed and five injured. Meanwhile, a local militia leader claimed to have detained a number of pro-Gaddafi supporters who were planning to carry out an attack in the capital. […]

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Weekly Security Review

Projections Tripoli will remain generally stable, however, there is an ongoing risk of clashes involving opposing militia groups and tensions are likely to increase in the run-up to a deadline set by the local council for militias to be disarmed, and those from outside the city to return home. Benghazi will remain calm but there […]

Libya asks Turkey's support for military training

Libyan Defense Minister Osama al-Juwali said Tuesday that Turkey has a very strong army and asked Turkey's support for military training. In an exclusive interview with the AA, al-Juwali said that Libya wanted the assistance of the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) in training the Libyan army during the transition period. Libya has become a country […]

Libya Seeks to Buy Electronic Ankle Monitor Bracelets, Bild Says

Libya’s transitional government is seeking to buy electronic ankle monitor bracelets in Germany to aid in law enforcement, Bild reported, citing an internal German Foreign Ministry document. The Foreign Ministry views the request, made in the fall to the German Embassy in Tripoli, as a way to enter the Libyan market, the newspaper said today. […]

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Weekly Security Review

Projections Security in the capital may experience a deterioration in the lead up to the deadline for militia groups to return to their home-towns, as well as another for members of the Tripoli Brigade to give up their arms. There have already been a number of demonstrations in the capital in support of the government’s […]

Tribal elders broker end to fighting in Libya region

An outbreak of fighting south of the Libyan capital which killed at least four people stopped on Tuesday after local elders agreed a ceasefire, Reuters journalists in the area said. The conflict, a flare-up of an old rivalry between the provincial town of Zintan and the neighbouring El-Mashasha tribe, underlined the tension and insecurity in […]

Weekly Security Review

Projections The security situation in Tripoli is projected to remain stable, although there is an ongoing risk of sporadic clashes between former rebel militias and involving elements suspected of being sympathetic to former leader Muammar Gaddafi. In both Benghazi and Tripoli there is an ongoing risk of demonstrations by those frustrated by the lack of […]