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ISIS IN ACTION On 20 September, the Libyan National Army’s (LNA) 128th Battalion and the Tariq Ibn Ziyad Brigade uncovered an ISIS camp in a cave near Harawah village, east of Sirte. During the operation security forces cleared multiple vehicle borne improvised explosive devices. The operation was conducted following informationContinue Reading

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 thenContinue Reading

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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 ofContinue Reading

Rome (CEPR) – A NYT article discussing the possibility that Italy will leave the eurozone told readers that this decision would defy economic logic. It noted the various downsides for Italy of leaving the euro and then told readers: “As demonstrated by the Brexit vote, which numerous analyses showed would not beContinue Reading

ISIS IN ACTION On 10 February, three Libyan National Army officers belonging to the 165th Brigade were injured in a VBIED attack on their position at the 90km checkpoint, 60 km east of Sidra at 9:25am local time. The driver of the vehicle is suspected of being an ISIS fighter.Continue Reading

ISIS IN ACTION On 15 January, Ghanaian security forces arrested three returnees from Libya planning a terrorist-related attack. One of the suspects, Ishmael Ali Musa, is alleged to have connections to ISIS in Libya. The men were found to possess grenades, ammunition, and explosives thought smuggled into Ghana from Libya.Continue Reading

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ISIS IN ACTION Last week media sources reported that Italian authorities suspect that ISIS and other jihadi networks in Libya are in cahoots with the Italian Mafia and illegal fuel smuggling operations. According to La Republica, the police had found substantial amounts of Libyan and Syrian crude that “shouldn’t haveContinue Reading