Tag Archives | Bani Walid

Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Libyan Fraud

A US lawyer has pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud in relation to a project in Libya. Timothy Oliver used the ruse of a land development project in Libya to embezzle $500,000 from a Mexican construction company, ARS Tectonica. Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Oliver devised an elaborate hoax to convince the company that […]

US Lawyer Indicted in Libyan Land Scheme

A US attorney allegedly bilked a Mexican construction company out of $500,000 for a real estate development project in Libya that may or may not have existed, reports Star Tribune. According to federal charges filed this week, Timothy Jon Oliver spent all but $1,000 of a $500,000 payment from ARS Tectonica in 2009 for personal […]

Tarhuna-Bani Walid Road Reopens

The road between Tarhuna and Bani Walid has reopened following a six-day closure due to an ambush at a military checkpoint that left 17 soldiers dead. Deputy head of Tarhuna Local Council, Mohammed Allowaar, called on the government and Ministries of Interior and Defence to take responsibility for any consequences of the road being reopened. […]

UN Special Representative Welcomes New Govt

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Mr. Tarek Mitri, welcomes the formation of the new Libyan Government, and extends his congratulations to Prime Minister Ali Zeidan and members of his Cabinet. SRSG Mitri congratulates the General National Congress, the legitimately elected body chosen […]

UN Secretary-General Alarmed at Fighting in Bani Walid

The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, is alarmed by the fighting in and around the Libyan city of Bani Walid, and in particular the reports indicating growing civilian casualties due to indiscriminate shelling. The Secretary-General reminds all parties of their obligations under international humanitarian law and calls on all the Libyan authorities and those in […]

UN Concern at Situation in Bani Walid

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General and UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr Georg Charpentier (pictured), expresses concern over the impact of the recent security developments in Bani Walid, including loss of life and injury. Mr. Charpentier reminds all parties of their obligations under international humanitarian law […]