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UN Appoints New Special Envoy to Libya, Replacing Martin Kobler

ISIS IN ACTION Although Sirte is gradually recovering following the eviction of ISIS in December last year, tensions are growing between the Salafist 604 brigade, which currently helps to secure the city, and other forces from the Government of National Accord (GNA) aligned al-Bunyan al-Marsus (BM) coalition. Last week, there was an assassination attempt on […]

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ISIS Exploited Program to Get Medical Treatment in Italy and Turkey

ISIS IN ACTION British daily newspaper The Guardian reported on 28 April that since late 2015, several Islamic State (ISIS) fighters may have infiltrated Italy disguised as wounded Libyan fighters. The paper quotes an Italian intelligence document which claims ISIS fighters took advantage of a scheme called the Comitato Assistenza Feriti Libici (Centre for the […]

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US Imposes Sanctions on Designated ISIS Financiers in Libya

ISIS IN ACTION Ahmidah Al-Safrani, Abd Al-Hadi Zarqun and Hammam Hamani were identified by the US Treasury Department’s Office of Public Affairs (OFAC) on 13 April, as Libyan-based financial facilitators of ISIS. OFAC has implemented sanctions on these individuals freezing their assets and prohibiting business with US nationals. Sabri and Souq al-Hout, both adjacent to […]