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ISIS Claims Responsibility for Attack Killing 6 Libyan Special Operations Forces

ISIS IN ACTION On 23 August, ISIS claimed an attack on the Kaam checkpoint 20 km east of Khoms. Six members of the Government of National Accord (GNA) affiliated Special Operations Force were killed in the attack. The attack was reportedly conducted by three men, one of whom was killed, using automatic rifles and PRGs. […]

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Is the US Itching for a New War in the Horn of Africa?

Washington D.C. (GPA) – The United States tries to keep a tight lid on its official involvement in Africa — particularly the Horn where several nations have invested large sums of money and constructed bases in recent history. However, this build-up is getting hard to ignore. But what is Washington’s plan? Is a new war […]

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Libyan Forces Launch Operation to Recover Vehicles Stolen from ISIS

ISIS IN ACTION On 15 August, the Petroleum Facilitates Guard (PFG) commander, Major General Naji al-Maghrabi, reported that an operation had been launched in collaboration with the Libyan National Army’s 331 and 127 battalions to recover seven vehicles stolen by ISIS fighters during a raid on the Greater Man Made River (GMMR) Sarir Station, located […]

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ISIS Sets up Checkpoint in Libyan Oil Crescent

ISIS IN ACTION On 13 August, ISIS Wilayat Barqah released a eulogy in their “Caravans of Martyrs” of Kenyan fighter Abu Mousa al-Keni. On 9 August, ISIS claimed in its latest al-Naba newsletter (no 143) that they had raided a Libyan National Army checkpoint close to Fuqaha in Jufrah at dawn on 4 August. The […]

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South Korea Deploys Warship to Libya Coast in Show of Force

ISIS IN ACTION ISIS-affiliated social media accounts have released a list of over 200 hundred names of Misratan fighters from al-Bunyan al-Marsous (BAM) as targets for assassination. The week before the BAM spokesperson, Mohammed Al-Ghusri, stated in a TV interview that the recent spate of ISIS attacks was a result of ISIS members escaping from […]

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Egyptian Forces Kill 52 Fighters in Sinai, says Military

Cairo (MEE) – Egyptian troops and security forces have killed at least 52 suspected fighters in recent days, the army has said, as authorities push ahead with an operation to eradicate Islamic State. The deaths bring to more than 300 the number of suspected fighters killed in the operation that the army, backed by police and other security forces, […]

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Italy Plans to Host International Conference on Libya

ISIS IN ACTION Additional details have emerged surround ISIS’s attack on a police station in Uqaylah in Eastern Libya. On 24 July, ISIS fighters arrived in as many as five vehicles and attacked the Uqaylah police station in the early hours of the morning, killing one policeman. The attackers then burned the station, leaving several […]

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US Unfreezes $195 Million in Military Aid to Egypt

Cairo (MEE) – The Trump administration has decided to unfreeze $195m in military aid to Egypt that it had previously withheld because of concerns over Egypt’s human rights record, a US State Department official said on Wednesday. The decision to allow Cairo to use the previously blocked funds is intended to recognize “steps Egypt has taken over […]

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ISIS Raids Police Station in Libya, Clashes Occur at Checkpoint

ISIS IN ACTION On 24 July, ISIS fighters raided a police station in al-Uqaylah, west of Brega, destroying at least two vehicles with unconfirmed reports suggesting that multiple officers were killed and at least one was beheaded. Clashes also occurred at a Libyan National Army (LNA) checkpoint 20km south of the town following the incident. […]

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Egypt says Israel’s Jewish Nation-State Law Undermines Middle East Peace

Cairo (MEE) – Egypt on Saturday said a new Israeli law giving Jews the exclusive right to self-determination in the country undermined the chances for peace in the Middle East and the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes. The law, which was passed on Thursday, drew a rebuke from the European Union and was denounced […]

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