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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Dr. Moussa Ibrahim on the Scene, 2015

January 18, 2015

Dr Moussa Ibrahim's first public address since Nato's War on Libya in 2011
Published on Jan 17, 2015
Description: On Mon 12 Jan 2015 in Committee Room 15 in the Houses of Parliament Dr Moussa Ibrahim addresses the event 'Libya: Nato's Untold Story' organised by the Tricontinental Anti-Imperialist Platform. This is the first time Dr Ibrahim has addressed the public and media in english since his advocacy for justice for Libya as Libyan Jamahiryan government spokesperson through the Nato war of aggression against Libya in 2011.

He speaks on behalf of the Libyan National Popular Movement. He's personally in Belin. It can go like that. I like Dr. Ibrahim (see here and here), and will tend to support a movement he's speaking for. I'll try to watch the whole thing soon. Just had to get this up quick once I saw it.


  1. 21/03/2015 Yasmine Ryan Terrorists in museum raid trained in Libyan camp


    training battalion Uqba Qaminis Benghazi area April 2011

    29 march 2015
    Tunisian government confirms the death of the leader of battalion Uqba Ibn Nafi

    Luqman Abu Sakhr

    accused of plotting the terrorist operation on the Bardo Museum.


    11 Feb 2015

    The Tunisian ambassador in Libya, who resigned recently , said that the (Libyan) Government is responsible for not arresting Abu Ayaz Ahmed Rouissi
    who is involved in the assassination of Chokri Belaid

    Reza Boukadi said that ignoring the extradition demanded
    by the Tunisian official bodies was strange and suspicious

    October 23, 2014
    Zaoui also nominated Abu Ayaz, leader of Ansar al-Sharia (Tunisia), who is currently in Libya.

    Abu Ayaz has strong links to Libyan terrorist groups and warlords,
    and had helped them recruit fighters during the Libyan uprising
    and at the start of the conflict in Syria.

    Thursday, October 23, 2014 Abu Ayaz (Tunisia) Ansar al-Sharia helped them recruit fighters during the Libyan uprising and at the start of the conflict in Syria.


    In Tunisia, the Uqba bin Nafi Brigade, led by Algerian terrorist Luqman Abu Sakhr,
    declared allegiance to ISIS in a video posted on websites affiliated to extremists nearly a month ago


    Saturday, January 19, 2013

    Terrorists came from Libya

    Algerian officials have been complaining for days now that the terrorists in Algeria slipped in from Libya. I noticed that US media did not report that probably because it embarrasses them to note that the terrorists were in fact recipients of Western largesse during the NATO war on Libya.

    More recently, reports confirm that AQIM has received weapons from the Libya Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG).

    The BP gas field is 60 kilometers west of the Libyan border

  2. Saturday 28 March 2015
    The Associated Press also reported that Libya and neighboring Egypt
    last month urgently requested international aid, including the lifting of the embargo,

    after a video of the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians

    announced the presence of Islamic State group supporters
    in the oil-rich North African country. Saturday 28 March 2015

    The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on Friday to step up the fight against Islamic militants in Libya but without lifting the arms embargo.

    16 feb. 2015 - Libya's air force commander, Saqr al-Joroushi,
    told Egyptian state TV that the airstrikes were co-ordinated with the Libyan side

    Egypt warplanes strike ISIS targets in Libya after killings of Christian hostages

    The 21 – mainly young men from impoverished families – had travelled to Libya for work
    and were kidnapped in two groups in December and January from the coastal city of Sirte.

    The strikes hit four IS positions in the eastern Libyan city of Darna,
    an extremist stronghold that was taken over by an Islamic State affiliate last year,

    Monday 16 March 2015

    Sirte Monday 16 March 2015 Yasmine Ryan

    Islamist groups in the eastern city of Derna declared allegiance to the Iraqi leader of Isis,
    Abu Bakr Baghdadi, in late 2014, some replacing existing  links to al-Qaeda.


    This “Islamic emirate” has recently been reinforced by 300 Libyan jihadists
    that have returned home from Syria and Iraq,
    where they were fighting alongside ISIL’s al Battar Brigade – first in Deir ez-Zor (Syria),
    and then in Mosul (Iraq)

    Sunday, March 22, 2015

    While Brigade 166 from Misrata, assigned by the Tripoli-based chief-of-staff,
    took positions on the outskirts of Sirte to contain ISIS expansion in the area in February,
    a delegation from Misrata engaged a dialogue with the terrorists holed up in Sirte.

    “We asked them to lay down their arms and hand over foreign fighters”,
    one of the delegation’s members told The Media Line. “We offered the protection
    of the Libyan fighters and also a safe return to their hometowns like Derna.”

  3. March 25, 2015

    Forces loyal to the Tripoli government, sent to Sirte from the western city of Misrata,
    have clashed several times with the militants and had set up checkpoints near the power station.

    The region east of Sirte has been a battlefield since December
    when a force loyal to Libya Dawn tried to seize Libya’s biggest oil ports,

    Al Sider and Ras Lanuf, but both remain under the control of forces
    loyal to the recognised Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni.


    Militants loyal to Daesh, the group which controls much of Syria and Iraq,
    have exploited the turmoil by expanding in eastern and central Libya in recent months.
    They have taken over government offices, universities and a radio station in Sirte in the last few weeks.

    25 march 2015 Operation Sunrise (Shorouq)

    A suicide bomber has killed five members of Operation Sunrise (Shorouq) at a checkpoint
    at the steam power station outside Sirte, according to a military source in the area.
    The attack is said to have taken place late this morning.
    So far there are no details, although IS is suspected.

    Last week, it announced that there would be an onslaught of suicide and car bombings
    against Libya Dawn and Misrata which it accused of being “enemies of God”.

    Operation Sunrise, set up by Libya Dawn to take the eastern oil fields and terminals
    has a large Misratan input.

    Last December, 14 guards protecting the town’s Al-Khaleej (Gulf) Power Station,
    which is still under construction, were murdered in an attack.

    The perpetrators have never been discovered
    although at the time Operation Sunrise forces were blamed.
    The dead men were said to have been from the same tribe as General Khalifa Hafter.


    March 22, 2015

    Misrata forces have been literally trapped in Ben Jawad for the last month,
    pinned down between the rival forces led by General Khalifa Haftar on one side
    and ISIS on the other.

    Last December, Misrata, allied with the Tripoli-based National Congress
    which was reinstated after the Supreme Court invalidated the parliamentary elections

    held in June as illegitimate, launched the Sharooq operation, “English sunset,”

    to take control over the oil terminals controlled

    by federalist forces and General Haftar,

    lined up with the rival parliament sheltered in the far eastern town of Tubruq,
    which considers the Supreme court’s verdict invalid because it was allegedly
    handed down under duress.

    “ISIS men have been grouping there for months, but that day they openly came out,”
    a member of Misrata intelligence told The Media Line.


    The followers of the caliphate had slowly infiltrated the hometown
    of former Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi from the beginning of 2014,

    when the head of the Salafi group Ansar Al Sharia, Attir Ahmed, was killed in battle.

    Situation 21 march 2015 :


    Sirte is under full IS control and the battles are in the outskirts of the city


  4. Around 500 Isis fighters are in Sirte.

    Their identities are unknown because of the black masks they wear.

    As well as the conference centre, they hold a hotel and the flour mill.
    A few hundred metres away from the mill, Misrata forces take their coffee in a roadside café.

    Misrata, Libya’s third-largest city located to the east of Tripoli, is the power base of the Libya Dawn faction
    which seized power in Tripoli in August.

    Ibrahim Ben Rajab, head of the Misrata Military Council, said that they had hoped other cities would contribute
    more forces to Brigade 166, to avoid the risk that Misrata would be subjected to a retaliatory campaign by Isis.
    أبو مصعب الزرقاوي Abu Musab al-Zarqawi
    Remarkably, among those transited from Jordan to Syria were especially
    the followers of the leader of "Al-Qaeda" in Iraq,
    Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who was killed in 2006.

    Ajaj al-Saqr, a general who had served under Gaddafi and was loyal to him until the end, was among those injured. ( and never leaves an internet trace)
    He had been living in exile in Egypt and is believed to have returned to Sirte recently.

    Mohamed Sakr
    Bilal el-Berjawi

    and Mohamed Sakr

    were also associated with Mohammed Emwazi
    while he lived in the UK

    Remarkably ressemblance of uniforms of garbage/ kommama cleaners Sirte

    and : orange jumpsuits of Egyptian Christians kidnapped from Surt

    A recent video depicting the beheadings of Egyptian Christians kidnapped from Surt appeared

    to have been taped on the Libyan shoreline,
    but it also featured
    the parent group’s signature audiovisual sophistication, orange jumpsuits and ceremonial knives.

    Fighters under the banner of the Tripolitania Province of the Islamic State

    announced last month that they were holding about 20 Egyptian Christians, or Copts.

    A similar number of Egyptian Christians in Libya seeking work
    had disappeared in the mid-coastal city of Surt.

    The coalition that sent Mr. Hassan, which is known as Libya Dawn
    and opposes General Hifter, includes some Islamic extremist groups
    in the eastern cities of Benghazi, Darnah and possibly elsewhere.

    Its supporters often try to argue that the Islamic State fighters in Surt are merely a front
    for Qaddafi loyalists or supporters of General Hifter.

  5. 16 Mar 2015

    Asma Magariaf ‏@LibyanBentBladi
    Isis in Libya: Gaddafi's soldiers are back in the country


    Yasmine Ryan reports from Sirte in a rare dispatch from jihadis’ other war

    Many Misratans insist that the fighters now in Sirte are Gaddafi loyalists,



    Al Daesh dead today in a lightning attack Battalion 166 Sirte
    March 16

    March 14


  6. This organization, headed by lt. col. Abdallah Sanussi al Migrahi, is divided between domestic and foreign security services. Sanussi heads external security,

    with Abdul Salam Zadma as his deputy (external operations and fundamentalist movements).

    Domestic security is headed by the justice and general security minister,
    Mohamed Maumud al Hijazi.

    Number two man is transport minister Ezzedin al Inchiri
    and number three is Suleiman Ashiri, who is believed to have organized
    the kidnapping of the ex foreign minister Mahmud Kikkhia in Cairo in December, 1994.

    Mohammed Zadma of the military police in Sirte, Libya said : Quiet prevail in the city
    and its suburbs since Tuesday morning.

    He added that the Dawn forces organize their ranks to break
    into Nofaliya area (oil areas 120 km east of Sirte and 70 km west of Bin Jawad, ),

    " Where Pockets of hard-line elements loyal to the organization Daash resides."

    according to Zadma the 11 buried Daash elements are another than the 23 bodies
    we found on the battlefield in Hroah area who were delivered to the Red Crescent
    in the city of Misrata.

  7. 4 February 2015:
    Fighting has continued today at Sidra between forces from Libya Dawn’s Operation Sunrise,
    who are trying to seize the oil terminal, and the Central Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG)
    backed by Libyan National Army’s air power.

    According to Misratan sources, five Misratans were killed today in the clashes.

    Fri Feb 6, 2015 6:33am EST Oil port battle highlights threat of Libya break-up
    Both sides facing each other near the town of Ben Jawad across a front line
    littered with tank shells and bomb craters are made up of former rebels who fought
    together to oust Gaddafi but are now fighting each other
    over who owns the 2011 uprising.

    22 January, 2015
    The forces of Libya Dawn, which are fighting in western Libya, and the forces of Operation Sunrise, fighting in the area of the oil ports and petroleum crescent in central Libya,
    were one step ahead of Operation Dignity.
    They announced a ceasefire only hours after the first round of talks in Geneva ad ended, according to a press statement by the official spokesman for the Libya Shield forces
    in the central zone, Ahmed Hadiya.
    Nevertheless, Libyan sources close to Libya Dawn told the Weekly that Hadiya is close
    to one of the members of parliament who is boycotting the parliamentary sessions in Tobruk,

    the business magnate Fathy Bashagha, and that Hadiya issued the statement to the press on the basis of instructions from Bashagha, without first referring to
    the field commanders of the Libya Dawn and Operation Sunrise forces.


    16 Jan 2015
    Fajer Libya and al-shorouq announce the stop of their operation to secure the eastern oil ports

    from pro-LNA Jathran forces


    4 Jan 2015

  8. Thursday 23 October 2014

    Ansar al-Sharia leader Mohammed Al-Zahawi 'almost certainly' killed in Libya

    16 November 2014:
    The Presidency of the General Chief of Staff  has decided to establish a Military Operations Room for the Central region.It will be commanded by Brigadier Rajab Ali Salem Al-Hamad

    and will have authority over an area stretching from 60 kilometres east of Ajdabiya
    to 100 kilometres west of Sirte and south to the Jalu oasis.  

    Also part of the operation will be Colonel Abdullah Naji Adam, Colonel Masoud Idris Saleh Aldoas, Colonel Bashir Abdelkader Budafira, Colonel Yusef Abdul Qadir Zawawi, Airforce Colonel Yusef Ratib Khalifa Jazawi,

    and retired Colonel Saeed Salem Awad Al-Jadhran.


    11 April 2014
    Sirte was the scene of armed clashes between militias
    under the control of federalist leader Ibrahim Jadhran
    and Central Libya Shield in March
    when Jadhran’s Cyrenaica Defence Force entered the town
    before being pushed back to the Red Valley


    March 12, 2014
    Shields Misrata militias burned base Salah Bohlaiqah battalion in Bohadi

    A Benghazi brigade, the Zawia Martyrs Brigade, which is attached to the Saiqa force,
    was assigned to ensure stability in Sirte in early 2012

    Tripoli, 6 December 2013: Colonel Salah Buhulaiga,
    the commander of the Zawia Martyrs Brigade in Sirte,
    was killed early this morning, apparently in a car crash.


    The head of the SSC in Tripoli, Hashem Bishr, told the Libya Herald that intelligence contacts and members of the brigade in Sirte had confirmed to him
    that the death was an accident.

    July 30, 2013
    in the area Nofaliya 150 cars Ansar al-Sharia and armor coming from Benghazi gathered ,

    including forces led by Sam bin Humaid and a battalion February 17

    and 3 battalions from Misratah in the area of ​​Zamzam 130 km west of Sirte,

    battled today with the army led by Colonel Salah Abouhliqh/ Buhulaiga




    22 june 2013
    joint operations room military security in Sirte headed by Colonel Gamal Alzahawi
    commander of the military police in the Central Region and the Katieb Martyrs Zawiya

    4 June 2013
    According to residents, the men who apply the punishment of flogging
    without judicial rulings do belong to Ansar al-Sharia,



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