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Weekly Security Update

The big regional story this week was the announcement from Chadian forces that on 2nd March they had conducted an operation in Northern Mali to destroy a terrorist camp and in the process had killed the mastermind of the Algerian Al Amenas refinery attack, Mokhtar Belmokhtar, along with several others.  This is a significant blow […]

Weekly Security Update

    By James Hopkinson, Director of Assaye Risk. (Please click in map to view.) This week, like last, has been relatively quiet in terms of security incidents.  The four Christians that were arrested last week in Benghazi for the offence ofproselytizing continue to be held.  The four - a Swedish-American, Egyptian, South African and […]

Weekly Security Update

By James Hopkinson, Director of Assaye Risk. (Please click in map to view.) The major news of the week has been that the second anniversary of the 17th February Revolution passed off peacefully across Libya despite a great deal of concern being expressed by many, both inside and outside the country. There were major rallies […]

Weekly Security Update

By James Hopkinson, Director of Assaye Risk. (Please click in map to view.) Again this week regional issues have overshadowed internal security issues within Libya itself. This time it was Tunisia and the assassination of Chokri Belaid, leader of the secular Democratic Patriotic Party and outspoken critic of the ongoing Islamist-inspired political violence and Ennahda […]

Weekly Security Update

By James Hopkinson, Director of Assaye Risk. This past week has continued to be dominated by events outside the borders of Libya but which have serious potential implications for Libya and its ongoing difficult security and political situation.  In terms of Libya itself it appears clear that there is a pattern emerging of direct intimidation […]

Weekly Security Update

General The wider regional insecurity resulting from the four day hostage crisis at a gas facility, In Amenas in Algeria that ended 19 January, killing at least 37 foreign hostages has continued to dominate media reporting, in part due to alleged Libyan involvement in the incident, but also in connection with the perceived safety of […]

Weekly Security Update

General This weeks regional reporting was dominated by the hostage crisis at the In Amenas gas facility in south-eastern Algeria, which started on 16 January came to a conclusion on 19 January when Algerian security forces assaulted the facility killing the remaining hostage takers.  While the exact number fatalities remains unconfirmed, the events resulted in […]

Weekly Security Update

Political The walkout by the largest bloc in the General National Congress (GNC), the National Forces Alliance (NFA), was confirmed on 8 January following the continued absence of MPs from the bloc. The NFA has blamed their boycott on excessive delays in establishing the Constituent Assembly charged with drafting the Constitution; unilateral decisions made by […]