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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 The last seven days have seen the majority of reported activity focused on the Benghazi area, including assassination attacks against former regime members, attacks against […]

Weekly Security Update

A number of unconnected incidents in the capital Tripoli underlined the multi-faceted nature of security threats within the new Libya.  On 22 July Nabil Al-Alem, Libya’s Olympic committee president, was freed by his kidnappers after being held for seven days. Al-Alem was snatched from his car by gunmen on 15 July in Tripoli. The release […]

Weekly Security Update

Overview Campaigning for Libya's first elections in four decades is underway ahead of the 7 July polls.  While it remains difficult to predict the final outcome of the elections, voting will likely be influenced by tribal and regional affiliations.  The Muslim Brotherhood’s recent success in Egypt will also likely bolster their Libyan affiliates.  On 26 […]