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Civilians in Libya Injured by Gunfire at ISIS Checkpoint

ISIS IN ACTION On 19 April, civilians were injured by gunfire after they were stopped at an ISIS checkpoint near Marada. OTHER JIHADI ACTORS On 18 April, a motorcade with Libyan National Army (LNA) Military Governor and On 18 April, a motorcade with Libyan National Army (LNA) Military Governor and LNA chief of Staff Abdulrazzaq […]

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Alegerian al-Qaeda in the Sehal Offered Immunity in ‘Secret French-Backed Deal’

Algiers (MEE) – Al-Qaeda and other militants in Sahel region will gain immunity if they surrender in a deal between Algiers, Bamako, and Paris, sources tell MEE. France, Algeria and Mali are operating a secret agreement to offer Sahel militants immunity in return for them laying down arms, security sources in Algeria have told Middle East Eye. […]

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Health of Libyan Army Commander, Khalifa Haftar, Still Remains Unclear

WESTERN RESPONSE TO ISIS On 14 April, attempts to negotiate peace between the Awlad Suliman, Tebu and Tuareg tribes, who have been clashing in and around the southern Libya city of Sebha since February of this year, have moved to Niger and are allegedly being facilitated by French diplomats after multiple attempts to reach a […]

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Saudi Coalition in Yemen Courts Uganda to Resuscitate Failing Operations

Sana’a (GPA) – A deployment of Ugandan soldiers would further solidify the Saudi coalition’s failure to rally support from key branches of Yemen’s military. Sudan again came under pressure last week to withdraw troops from Yemen when pictures depicting yet another failure surfaced on social media. Yemen’s Army and Popular Committees — who control most […]

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UN: Armed Groups Control Prisons in Libya, Torture Detainees

ISIS IN ACTION On 7 April, local Libyan National Army (LNA) affiliated security forces apprehended a suspected ISIS member who was allegedly preparing to conduct an attack against LNA forces in the coastal town of Zueitina. This follows an increase in security patrol by the LNA and security forces in the Oil Crescent after multiple […]

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ISIS in Libya Launches Suicide Vehicle Attack Compounded by Passing Oil Tanker

ISIS IN ACTION On 29 March, ISIS undertook a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (SVBIED) attack on the southern entrance to Ajdabiya killing 5 people, wounding 6 and damaging at least 6 vehicles. A fuel tanker passing by at the same time allegedly compounded the explosion. The following day ISIS’s media arm claimed responsibility for […]

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Egypt’s Sisi Re-Elected Amid Low Voter Turnout

Cairo (MEMO) – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has been re-elected with an estimated 97 percent of the vote, the exact proportion that brought the former military general to his first term four years ago, the Egyptian election commission announced yesterday. However, voter turnout at the election last week was lower than in 2014, at only 41 percent […]

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Rape as a Weapon of War: Yemeni Woman Threatened Into Denying Rape

Tahamah, Yemen (GPA) – Last week, a Sudanese soldier from the Janjaweed forces (which are part of the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen) beat up and raped a Yemeni woman. These Sudanese forces have a well-documented history of using rape as a weapon of war. As the war started in Yemen 2015 with the Saudi-led coalition’s […]

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US Drone Strikes Target House in Libya With Alleged al-Qaeda Militants

ISIS IN ACTION There were no ISIS-related developments reported this week. WESTERN RESPONSE On 24 March, the US military undertook drone strikes targeting a house near Ubari, allegedly killing two militants that belonged to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) according to a spokeswoman for U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM). Contradicting the US statement, local Libyan […]

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Former French President in Custody for Alleged Financial Ties to Qaddafi

ISIS IN ACTION On 13 March, a Libyan news outlet published an article suggesting that ISIS intends to take over the Libyan National Army (LNA) controlled Oil Crescent town of Ajdabiya. The article alleged that it had been following several members online through social media. One supposed member is said to have stated that the […]

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