Africa Libya

Libyan Rivals Rumored to Meet Again in Cairo This Week

ISIS IN ACTION On 7 May, ISIS’s official media arm claimed responsibility for an ambush of fighters belonging to the Government of National Accord (GNA) affiliated Misratan Third Force 100km south-west of Sirte. The Misratans were attacked in the al-Loud agricultural district as they were being transported by bus from Jufra to Misrata. Two Misratans […]

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Africa Libya

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 […]

Africa Libya

Trump Says He Does Not See a US Role in Libya

ISIS IN ACTION On 23 April, Abdullah Dabbashi (a.k.a. Abdullah Haftar), a Libyan ISIS leader was reportedly killed in an ambush by tribal militia forces loyal to the Libyan National Army (LNA) in Sabratha. Dabbashi was the leader of the Ansar al-Sharia faction in Sabratha which joined ISIS in 2015. He was reported to have […]

Africa Libya

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 […]

Africa Libya

EU Extends Sanctions to Libyan Political Rival Actors

ISIS IN ACTION In Benghazi, the areas of Sabri and Souq al-Hout, adjacent to the port in the centre of the city, are the final enclaves controlled by the loose jihadist coalition of Benghazi Revolutionary Shura Council (BRSC) and Islamic State (ISIS) fighters. Last week, conflict intensified there as the Libyan National Army (LNA) ramped […]