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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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Officials Steal Food Aid Meant for Boko Haram Survivors

Abuja (teleSUR) – The northeastern region of the country is home to people driven from their homes by Boko Haram. About 1.5 million people are currently facing famine. A Nigerian Government official said food aid sent to displaced people has been “diverted,” which is code for stolen. This marks the first time the government officially admits […]

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Libya’s HoR Announces Cutting (Non-Existent) Diplomatic Ties with Qatar

ISIS IN ACTION On 5 June, the anti-crime unit of Misrata’s security forces released a recording that claims to show the ‘confessions’ of ISIS fighter Ahmed al-Mshiti. Known as Aseeda, he was one of the leading ISIS figures in the Sabri area of Benghazi, and was captured on his return to Misrata after receiving medical […]

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Libya’s UN-Backed Government Condemns Egypt’s Airstrikes

ISIS IN ACTION According to local sources, on 24 May militias clashed with ISIS fighters near Bani Walid. Four ISIS fighters were killed. ISIS fighters are still active in the area after dispersing into the desert south-west of Sirte following their defeat at the hands of the Misratan-led al-Bunyan al-Marsus forces last year. Locals report […]

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UN-Backed Libyan PM Meets With Trump in Riyadh

ISIS IN ACTION Amongst the flurry of videos released this week depicting the Brak attack and other violent acts, one piece of footage emerged on 20 May containing references to the Islamic State (ISIS). The video was released by the Libyan National Army (LNA) after they obtained the footage from the phone of a captured […]

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South Sudan Forces Killed 114 Civilians in 6 Months: UN

Juba (Tasnim) – South Sudanese pro-government forces killed at least 114 civilians in and around Yei town between July 2016 and January 2017, as well as committing uncounted rapes, looting and torture, the UN human rights office said on Friday. “Attacks were committed with an alarming degree of brutality and, like elsewhere in the country, […]

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ISIS Fighters Hijack Fuel Trucks in Libya

ISIS IN ACTION On 14 May, three fuel trucks were seized by ISIS fighters on the road from Abu Grien to Jufra, the same road where the ISIS attack on Misratan fighters took place on 7 May. The hijacking took place near the Great Man Made River crossing at Wadi Bey, south west of Sirte, […]

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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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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 Media: Simple Tricks to Provide Distorted Picture of Political Reality

Washington D.C. (SCF) – How biased are the US media, really? This is a frequently asked question. The answer is – they are biased very much and they know how to instill the vision of things in a quiet and unobtrusive way. Here is an example to prove the point. «Defense Secretary Mattis Arrives at […]

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