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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Misrata Brigades Accept the GNC

May 24, 2015
last updates May 30
Thanks to some comments by h at Refugees and Human Traficking, something new (as far as I know)

Libya Dawn revolutionaries show support for GNC

Libya Dawn Operation revolutionaries representing 23 cites issued on Wednesday a statement in Al-Zaweya to show support to the General National Congress as the sole legitimacy in Libya urging everyone to comply with its orders.
The statement indicated that all of the revolutionaries must be united all around Libya and that Libya Dawn partners are not allowed to declare neither war nor peace unilaterally. May 20 2015
4 Misrata Brigades confirm their support for dialogue, putting an end to the fighting. In Misrata, 236 revolutionary brigades are registered with the Misratan Union of Revolutionaries (MUR),7 accounting for almost 40,000fighters


This was preceded by European threats over the recent death voyages, coming from ports run by Libya Dawn. GNC officials had been complicit, out of greed and/or fear, but "when Italy and other major EU state leaders started talking about military action to destroy the smuggler boats before they could load up with illegal migrants," the GNC offered to patrol the coast with EU coordination, to stop the traffic. Italy, by far the biggest absorber of the influx, welcomed the move.

But... there was dissent:
Mufti Ghariani denounces Misrata brigades statement for peace and reconciliation
And this acceptance was issued at a time when, the Misratans may have had reason to know, they were about to claim the GNC betrayed their newfound friendship, and perhaps be forced to again be at odds with them. Within nine days, as Libya Herald reports on 29 May, "Libya’s largest airbase falls into IS hands as Misratans blame GNC" Did the GNC fold and retreat and let ISIS/Daesh take over? No, the Misratans did:
''Forces supporting the Islamic State (IS) have taken control of Gardabiya airbase in Sirte, Libya’s largest airbase, after Misrata’s 166 Brigade retreated last night from its remaining positions in the town ... [and IS] is reported to have taken control also of the Manmade River complex some 25 kilometres east of the town. It too had been in the hands of 166 Brigade.''
Misratans blame the GNC for this loss, by refusing to arm the Misratans adequately (in the few days they'd been cooperating?) and they blame ISIS for having too many weapons (or are they saying the GNC has armed them?) “We did not get any support from the GNC. We don’t have enough weapons, enough vehicles. The other side has everything,” a local official said. The commander of 166, Mohamed Ahusan, echoed that they had no choice, adding that this had been an issue and he had already threatened to just pull out if he didn't get the right support. So this is a conscious decision finally taken, just after they had feigned cooperation, and it might've been presaged with deception; the Herald report mentions conflicting "separate reports yesterday that although a different Misratan brigade had decided to pull out of Sirte because of the lack of backing from the GNC, 166 and a handful of others had agreed at a meeting with the council to stay on and fight IS." Might that be part of why reinforcements weren't sent? Was this a surprise withdrawal of 166 despite their promise to stay? How would that be the GNC's fault? Doesn't matter - they're on their own with the backstabbers and ISIS teaming up like this to spread their Islamo-nihilist zone. :''
Meanwhile the international community, notably the EU and the US, continues to insist that it will not help anyone in Libya fight IS until there is a government of national unity – a scenario that looks as remote now as when the UNSMIL dialogue process restarted four months ago in Geneva.


  1. Benghazi

    22 6 2013
    Libya’s Ansar al Shariah, expelled after Ambassador Chris Stevens’ death,
    is back in Benghazi 22 6 2013

    May 3 2015

    Benghazi Sabri Implementation of the Caliphate in Libya
    30 May 2015


    Misrata's al-Farouq brigade releases pics of its membrs fighting alongside #AnsaralSharia & #IS in #Benghazi

    February 4, 2013
    Sadiq al-Sour
    Col. Abdel Salem Ashour, who heads the Libyan Interior Ministry’s criminal investigations department,
    said he now thought the attack was hastily planned by smaller groups whose membership comprised different nationalities. He said the attack wasn’t well organized but that with the Libyan government essentially without forces in eastern Libya, it didn’t need to be.
    “Islamist groups have their own agendas, and they have the ability to gather and mobilize.
    They exploit the lack of security,” he said.
    Ashour said the case had been turned over to a judge in Tripoli, suggesting that suspects have been identified. But he emphasized that nearly five months after the attack, no arrests have been made.

  2. Sirte

    Sirte 2013
    According to residents, the men who apply the punishment of flogging without judicial rulings belonging to Ansar al-Sharia, which penetrated in Sirte, the hometown of Colonel of the late Muammar Gaddafi, taking advantage of the security vacuum and the absence of the state to implement the provisions of the law يونيو

    May 23 2015


    bombing by Misrata killing the children of family Massoud Alhmaly

    May 30 2015


    IS seizes Libya airbase after Misrata forces pull out

    Thinni said he was “amazed” that Libya Dawn, which is allied to the Tripoli-based General National Congress, had “advanced towards the Oil Crescent in an attempt to take over the source of the Libyan people’s income and attack it,” while also “withdrawing from Sirte”.


    January 10 2015
    Libya Dawn Operation field commander Sohaib al-Ramah posts a video of MIG23 inside
    an unknown airbase and says warplanes are almost ready and airstrikes against dignity operation are imminent. He didn't mention where and when the video was taken.


    1. Thanks! This one especially is helpful.

    2. 20 May, 2017 Dozens of troops and civilians have reportedly been slaughtered in an attack on an airbase in southern Libya.
      The attack was blamed on the militia backing the Tripoli-based government of National Accord (GNA), which denies that it sanctioned the carnage.

      The attack unfolded Thursday afternoon at Brak Al-Shati airbase, which since December has been under control of the Libyan National Army (LNA), rivaling the government in Tripoli. LNA, headed by General Khalifa Haftar, does not recognize the authority of the GNA and is linked to the rival House of Representatives (HoR), the country’s elected legislature, which operates from the city of Tobruk on Libya’s eastern Mediterranean coast.

      The so-called Third Force militia, hailing from the city of Misrata, which is loyal to the UN-backed government of Prime Minister Fayez Al Sarraj, launched an attack on the airbase as the LNA soldiers were returning from a military parade held there.
      The servicemen were not able to offer much resistance as they were unarmed, LNA spokesman Ahmad Al-Mimari said in a statement on Friday, as cited by AFP.
      “Most of them were executed,” Al-Mimari said.
      Misrata State Council member Begassem Igzeit called the killings an “irresponsible and heinous crime against Libyans.”

      Medical officials at a local hospital said that people killed in the bloodshed died of a variety of causes, having their throats slit by militiamen, succumbing to burns or due to being run over by military vehicles.

      Among those caught in the melee were also “innocent civilians,” Al-Mimari said, who lived nearby or were employed at the base.
      Reuters reported Thursday that at least 60 people died in the attack, however, unverified reports of a much higher death toll were already circulating.

      Third Force commander Mohamed Gliwan
      claimed responsibility for the attack,
      arguing that his people “liberated the base and destroyed all the forces inside,” in an interview to Lybian Al-Ahrar TV, as cited by Reuters.


    3. 20/05/2017“Summary executions targeting civilians constitute a war crime, which may be prosecuted by the International Criminal Court,” Kobler said, urging “all parties to condemn this attack and not to allow it to undermine efforts to find peaceful political solutions.”

      August 20, 2011 Zlitan is now under thwar [revolutionary] control,” said Ali Gliwan,
      spokesman for Misurata’s military council. “Misurata thwar linked with the Zlitan thwar. They are now establishing control of the town.”

      58 people killed by NATO strikes in District 2 of Sirte on 15 September 2011

      updated 9/15/2011 Spokesman Ali Gliwan
      says fighters on Thursday crossed a major highway overpass, known as al-Gharbiat, at the southwestern entrance of Sirte. He said the fighters are encountering some resistance and have come under rocket fire. He says one fighter was killed.
      Gliwan, a member of the Misrata military council, said the fighters from his city surprised Gadhafi supporters approaching from the west and south, instead of the east.

      ‘We’re going punish even those that supported Moammar with words,’ said a bearded fighter

      “I don’t know why they killed my son,” laments Almadany Alfadeel, a small-time jeweler. Standing in his tiny store, he explains what happened on the evening of June 6 to his eldest son, Abdul Gadar Almadany. While he talks with frequent invocations to Allah, two of his son’s three kids, a 7-year-old boy and 4-year-old girl, observe wide-eyed, half-comprehending.
      “He dropped off a friend from the coffeehouse and as he turned his car, two other cars blocked him in and masked gunmen jumped out and shot him five times,” he says. It was just yards from the family house. The 64-year-old suspects his son’s death squad–style slaying was a reprisal killing, assuming someone thought he had sided with Gaddafi during the uprising. “He didn’t fight for Gaddafi. We are from Gaddafi’s tribe, but that is all.”

      The Foundation of Sirte, a local NGO, says that Abdul had no record of having been an active Gaddafi loyalist.
      Abdul isn’t the family’s only loss. Two other sons, Hassan, 33, and Ashraf, 31, disappeared on Oct. 12 and remain missing, despite the family’s efforts to find them. Brandishing pictures of his sons, he says, “I want to find my missing children. If they are dead, they should tell me so I can bury them.”


    4. Wow, that's quite a story, and already some side-noted on one of the many guys I didn't pay enough attention to, back then or since. Thanks, h, and good to have your input and letter around. (anonymous is so vague, if one of those is you as it seems) Cheers.

  3. On Aug. 23, 2014, Fajr Libya forces announced their seizure of Tripoli’s international airport following battles with fighters from the Zintan tribes and their allies.
    After the seizure, parliament declared Fajr Libya, Ansar al-Sharia
    and the Shura Council of Benghazi Revolutionaries as terrorist groups and outlaws.

    Islamist parties’ progress in Tripoli necessitates action from regional powers - the Arab League, Egypt and Algeria - to save Libya from chaos.
    Developments on the ground show that the country is heading towards a Somalia-like scenario.

    The use of Libya as a base for jihadist activity against neighboring countries also necessitates developing regional security and intelligence coordination.

    Libyan Shield Forces
    Henceforth, the LSF was deployed in parallel to, and disconnected from, the army, including in Kufra (February 2012), Sabha (April 2012), the Nafusa mountains (from April 2012 onwards), and at critical installations such as the Mellita oil refinery near Zawiya.82

    170 In early March two armed groups, allegedly from Zintan and nearby Zwara,
    exchanged heavy gunfire around ENI’s Mellitah natural gas complex, 60km west of Tripoli, forcing the operation to close for several days.
    The Zwara brigade reportedly challenged Zintan’s authority to guard the site. Crisis Group interview, diplomat, Tripoli, 22 March 2013.

  4. March 27, 2013 Port of Zuwarah

    We all know Turkey's position and standing with Gaddafi diplomatically ",
    militarily in the beginning of the revolution
    and suddenly changed its position
    and sided with the revolution of February 17,
    and after a while we discovered the ships and carriers, oil fill oil from the port of Zuwarah
    outside the framework of the law and conventions without any permit from the National Council,
    headed by Judge Mustafa Abdul Jalil, and today Egyptians smuggling oil from the same source,

    Zuwarah port Its mainland huge oil trucks are smuggling oil out of the Libyan border,
    said military officers in charge the day before yesterday who hit the smugglers
    I wonder what happens in the port of Zuwarah?


    The opposition also claimed control in Zwara, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) from the Tunisian border in the west, after local army units sided with the protesters and police fled.


    More than 400 people has been taken out and smuggled out of Libya  by City Rkdalin
    since the month of February 2011 who defected from the disorder as
    Sheikh Sadiq Gheriani and Sheikh Dokali and Sheikh Hamza Boufares
    and daughter Nouri Mesmari
    and other officers and wanted and wounded from many cities of Libya, including: Tripoli - Gharyan - Zuwarah - Zintan – Zawiya - department in Al Ojailat - Tawergha - Benghazi - Kklh - Sabratha - Misrata.

  5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TAVqUdsCxs&feature=youtu.be
    Salah Bady's statements about control at the head of Ajdir border crossing


    Sun Dec 14, 2014
    A Tunisian security source said there was fighting in the Libyan area of Boukamech near Ras Jdir. The border station was open, though Tunisia had advised its citizens to avoid the crossing.

    Omar al-Sanki, interior minister of the recognized government, said his forces had seized the western Ras Jdir border crossing, the main gateway into Tunisia.

    But a Libyan border official and the mayor of Zuwara, a town east of Ras Jdir, denied this.
    "Our forces...are still in control of Ras Jdir and it is not true that the borders have been taken by the army of tribes -LNA," said the mayor, Hafed Juma.

  6. Tripoli

    Libya News (15/16.11.2013): 42 killed at rally against Misrata-Rebels...

    .Badi is the leader of the Central Shield Hettin Brigade
    and is known as“The Butcher of Ghargour”,

    he was the leader of the Central Shield unit that fired and killed 47 protestors in the Ghargour area of Tripoli in 2013.


    November 2013
    In the aftermath of the recent fighting in Tripoli on November 15, which resulted in 43 dead and 460 wounded, it was Khalid al-Sharif who, according to the Libya Herald, ordered the Tripoli Local Council
    to demolish all of the buildings belonging to Qaddafi-regime officials in the district of Gharghour,
    from which the Misratan forces had fired on demonstrators.

    The decision (number 14328-38) was reportedly issued on November 17
    after "a series of meetings with many officials and influential people of Tripoli."



  7. 2011 August Yarmouk

    at the left of Osama Azari Abdulmalik Essofrani


    (aka Muhammad Abdullah Mansour al-Futury or Abdesalam Safrani),

    age 40, after four years in detention at Guantanamo Bay.

    On or around December 17, 2006, the US returned Muhammad Abdallah Mansur al-Rimi

    Muhammad Mansur al-Rimi (ISN: 194)
    and Ben Qumu Hamouda (ISN: 557), say they have not been mistreated.

    The Abu Salim prison, where they are held, is a place at which
    terrorists, extremists and other individuals deemed to be
    particularly dangerous to state security are detained.

    Exempts: Al-Rimi says he remains in solitary detention in a 15 by 15 foot
    cell, but he is able to walk outside regularly, is allowed to speak
    to other detainees and has access to medication.

    He stated he was visited 3 times by family since his return in Libya.

    When asked about the condition of his arm and his teeth Al Rimi said
    both were better.

    He repeated his earlier claim (ref A) that he sustained the
    injury to his arm in 2004 or 2005 during a scuffle with U.S.soldiers
    who entered his cell to punish him for allegedly
    instigating a disturbance among several other prisoners.

    Read the full cable on: http://www.wikileaks.nl/cable/2008/06/08TRIPOLI455.html


    Abdullah Mansour (left) and Abdul Monem al-Madhouni, of the governing council of the (LIFG) Libyan Islamic Fighting Group

    Tue, Mar 29, 2011

    Leaders deny links to al-Qaeda and promise to rebuild Libya so as to avoid Somalia’s fate, writes MARY FITZGERALD
    in Ajdabiya, eastern Libya IN A drab villa down a rutted road in Ajdabiya, the key eastern town recaptured last weekend by rebels,
    sit two leading members of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG).
    In the past, the two men, both grizzled veterans of the 1980s jihad against the Soviets in Afghanistan,

    1. Thanks to Wikileaks, we have a series of US Libyan embassy cables,
      starting in December 2007, which document what became rather an abiding interest in two repatriated ex-Guatanamo detainees,
      Ben Qumu Abu Sufian Ahmed Hamouda
      and Muhammad Abdallah Mansur al-Rimi -- ben Qumu in particular.

      Another cable, this one by Stevens on June 6, 12, 2008, assesses the attitudes of ben Qumu and al-Rimi toward their new prison, Abu Salim, compared to their old facility, known as ESO. They both "expressed a desire to return from Abu Salim prison to the ESO facility," Stevens wrote.


      Why did Stevens care? Why was the US Embassy so concerned?

      Something else I wonder is who among the diplomats who served with Stevens has made the connection between Stevens' interest in ben Qumu in 2008 and news reports identifying ben Qumu as the leader of the terrorist attack in which Stevens and three other Americans were murdered.

    2. I need a post on these cables. WIll consider this link.

    3. Elsafrona Abdul Salam Abdul Omar Sufrani

      STEVENS Tue, 2 Sep 2008 Meeting With Returned Gtmo Detainees detainees Muhammad Abdallah Mansur al-Rimi (AKA Abdul Salam Abdul Omar Sufrani, ISN 194) and Ben Qumu Abu Sufian Ibrahim Ahmed Hamouda (ISN 557) on September 1.

      As Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) of the newly-opened U.S. Embassy in Tripoli in 2007-2008, Christopher Stevens met with al Qaeda terrorists in Libyan prisons, to ensure they were being treated properly and were not being tortured.

      Stevens memorialized these meetings in a series of cables stolen by Wikileaks and posted online. Here are some of the most significant:
      DOCUMENT:  US Embassy Tripoli, Libya: Follow-Up on Access to Returned GTMO Detainees, SECRET, Dec. 13, 2007;
      DOCUMENT: US Embassy Tripoli, GoL Further Protests Planned Transfer of Libyan Detainee at GTMO to U.K., Dec. 13, 2007;

      DOCUMENT: p87: Chris Stevens and other State Department diplomats went to extraodinary lengths to ensure that former GITMO detainees, released to Qaddafi, were being well-treated in Libyan jails. Stevens gave up his Christmas day in 2007 to visit with Abu Sufian Hamouda Bin Qumu, whose al Qaeda ties were detailed by the U.S. Department of Defense in this 2005 detainee assessment. Sufian Bin Qumu so hated Westerners that he refused to meet with investigators from Human Rights Watch after the fall of Qaddafi.

    4. http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.16591.1313674366!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/gallery_1200/gal-hondros-3-jpg.jpg

      An Azari boy : the black bearded one
      , misrata april 2011

      2011 August Yarmouk Azari boy

      at the left of Osama Azari : Abdulmalik Essofrani



      عبدالرؤوف محمد الصاري Mohammed Abdul Rauf mast /Azari
      Muhammad Abdul Rauf, the mast of the tribe locals Zliten joint in the aggression against Tripoli
      Ahmed Ali Futaisi tribe Zliten joint Badi criminal militias in the aggression against Tripoli

      Salah Albaraka cousin of Sami al-Saadi , also known as " Abu Munther al-Saadi
      Salah precordial / elbakri/Albaraka , a member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group was one of the most prominent participants in the attack at Tripoli International along with militias of Misrata



  8. Zliten

    Mohammed Abdul Rauf Azari from Zliten tribes joined Al Badi militias
    in the aggression against Tripoli


    Zliten leaders involved in the attack on Tripoli from the eastern gate Tajura

    1. Ahmed Ali Futaisi Martyrs Battalion Zliten


    "A decision has been made to bury him in a secret location said Mohammed El Fteisi,
    the head imam of Tripoli's main mosque


    a member of the Lisco Libo : Mohammed El Fteisi

    director of Libyan general company of iron and steel, Mahmoud Fteissi said./may 2010

    2012 privileges to foreign partners and foreign companies”: Dr Mohammed Tumi of the General Board
    for Investment, and industry minister Mahmoud Al Fteisi.

  9. 90 According to former captives who had been held in such makeshift prisons in the capital,
    armed groups carried out arbitrary detentions in private villas, once own by Qadhafi-era officials,
    along the airport road, in the Gharghur neighbourhood
    and even in a government building behind the Supreme Court.

    Crisis Group interviews, Tripoli, June-September 2012 and January 2013.

    In March 2013, the government evacuated some of these buildings. The government has not sanctioned any of the lists of “wanted” individuals; indeed, no official list exists.

    The Commission for the Application of Integrity and Patriotism, the NTC-appointed body tasked with vetting high-ranking administrative and political appointments,
    announced that it possessed a list of 4,465 “wanted” individuals from around the country,
    but a member clarified that this referred to fugitives from justice,
    not former Qadhafi-era officials sought by armed brigades.

    A commander of a local branch of the Supreme Security Committee (SSC) explained
    that SSC units put together lists of“wanted” individuals
    for most towns on the basis of official documents found after the 2011 war and through interrogations.

    “After liberation, in most towns we found lists of those to whom the Qadhafi forces had distributed guns or vehicles during the war, so that provided a starting point.

    Then we had the other lists of people employed in the security forces and those who were members of the lijan thawriya[revolutionary committees].

    We interrogated those we had arrested to check them against the names and whereabouts of those on our lists.

    We also monitored telephone calls and knew who was keeping contact with those [loyalists] abroad”.

    Local SSC forces drafted a list of 1,000 “wanted” people in Zliten alone, a town of 200,000 residents.

    In Bani Walid, he claimed, there were 5,000 wanted individuals, including some from other areas whom the SSC believed were hiding there prior to the October 2012 siege.

    Crisis Group interviews, Abdulmajid Biuk, member, Integrity Commission, 27 November 2012; SSC commander, Zliten, 12 November 2012.


    New mass grave discovered near Zliten , June 2012
    The SSC has informed the Libya Herald that information about the identity of those in the grave,
    when they were buried, and how many bodies there are will not be known until after the exhumation.

    ZLITEN - 09 MARCH 2012
    SALAFISTS ATTEMPT TO DESTROY SUFI SHRINES: On March 9, over 100 carloads of armed Salafists arrived in Zliten intent on destroying the tomb of one of the most revered Sufis in Libyan history, Sidi Abdul-Salam Al-Asmar al-Fituri.

    The Salafists, from Benghazi, Tripoli, Misrata, Khoms and other towns
    and led by Sheikh Salah Al-kikli from Jebel Nafusa, were confronted by angry Zliten residents and gun-waving militiamen determined to protect the shrine.
    These pro-Sufi groups were joined by other militiamen from Misrata

  10. 6 May 2015



    Libyan Army shoots down MiG-25 plane belonging to Libya Dawn south of #Zintan. #Libya

    Zintan sources: Captured Fajr pilot Hussein Massoud Darrat

    is "doing ok",eating bazeen with locals&treated humanely


  11. 26 May 2015
    Bani Walid #Libya: Sufi shrine (Ali al-Zarka) blown up last night. #ISIS/Daesh claims it tonight, asks God to accept.

  12. 29 May 2015:

    Four years on from the revolution, a court in Misrata has sentenced two Qaddafi regime officers to life imprisonment for their role in it.

    The city’s Court of Appeal, which is also its court of first instance,
    yesterday found Mustafa Abdussalam Salim Al-Mashai from the Jebel Nafusa
    and Abdurrahim Khaled Abdussalam Al-Kask from Tripoli guilty
    of having taken up arms against the Libyan people,
    of providing assistance to the Qaddafi regime
    and of possessing weapons and ammunition without a license during the revolution.

    In addition to the life sentences, they were deprived of their civil rights.

    The case is just one of many involving hundreds former regime officials and supporters still held in jail in Misrata.

    Human rights organisations have called for trials to be speeded up, for access to those detained and for all of them to be held in official prisons



    Human rights activists from Misrata noted that some prosecutors in that city,
    which has the highest number of detainees still awaiting trial,
    are considering trying former combatants for “taking arms against Libya” (Article 165 of the Penal Code, which carries the death penalty).
    Crisis Group interview, international rule of law adviser,Tripoli, December 2012.

    Tripoli’s military prosecutor called this “a total misinterpretation and misuse of the law”.
    Crisis Group interview, Tripoli, December 2013.
    He added: “This article [165] is intended for those who fought for a foreign country against Libya;
    but these detained men were actually fighting for Libya,
    because the Qadhafi regime was – legally speaking – Libya”.

  13. 7 Jun 2011

    3 military police beheaded during attack on #AbuGrein checkpoint south of #Misrata


    IS gunmen attack Abu Garain checkpoint in eastern #Misrata leaving three soldiers killed

    21 May 2015
    Sadek Al-Ghiriani criticizes #Misrata brigades seeking dialogue and reconciliation. #Libya

    http://www.alwasat.ly/ar/news/libya/75637/ …

    21 May 2015

    May 21, 2015

    Suicide car bomber kills two near Libya's Misrata


    ISIS Officially Claim To Responsibility


    1. https://twitter.com/MEMRIReports/status/601345602123882496
      Libyan Cleric Justifies Beheadings and Body Mutilation "to Strike Terror in the Heart" of the Enemy http://ow.ly/Ne6Wv  #Libya

      Libyan Cleric Justifies Beheadings and Body Mutilation "to Strike... In a May 16 interview with Al-Tanasuh TV, Libyan Cleric Muhammad Bouajila,
      a member of the Libyan Ulema Association, explained that in principle,
      beheadings ...

      On the 6th February 2012, in Tripoli members of the Network came together with senior Libyan religious clerics to announce the formation of the League of Libyan Ulema.[25] The league is headed by Sheikh Dr Umar Abdul Hamid al Mawlud
      and includes a scholarly council of senior Sheikhs.[26]


  14. 6 Jun 2015

    ex-Qaeda Khaled al-Sharif in a threat "6000 fighters under my command& will not surrender #Tripoli w/o fight" #Libya


    December 22, 2014

    The Libyan army and forces loyal to General Khalifa Haftar sent military reinforcements to the oil crescent region to fight Libya Dawn militias, officials said Sunday.
    A military official told Xinhua that a total of 16 new armoured vehicles were sent to the oil-rich region.

    19 Dec 2014

    Recent photo of #LIFG's Khalid al-Shareef (minister of defense in Misrata's Govt) with Islamists in Sabratha


    Bernard Levy Sneaks into Libya, Meets Khalid Sharif and Terroist Leaders in Sabratha


    Khalid Shareef sent a group to Europe shopping 4 spare parts of fighter jets:

  15. February 20 2015

    Islamic State 'Caliphate' In Libya Depends On Tunisian Foreign Fighters And Desert Training Camps


    27 Jan 2015

    IslamicState code names today's car-bomb attack on Corenthia "the Battle of Shiekh Abu Anas al-Libi".

    IS-linked social media posting this image of what they claim is Tunisian militant killed in Tripoli hotel attack

  16. 1 Dec 2014
    Labraq airport planning flights to Turkey http://ow.ly/F8HYs 


    January 16, 2015
    Nuri Abu Sahmain meets Turkish president in Ankara

    :Nuri Abu Sahmain the president of the rump of the former parliament the General National Congress has had
    meetings today in Ankara with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan .


    Delegates from the city council of Misrata went to the Geneva talks despite Tripoli's objections, a sign of potential divisions within the Tripoli government.

    A former member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group and from Sabratha, Madhuni
    had been imprisoned by Qaddafi at Abu Sleem. His brother was killed by the regime. During the revolution, he collected together a brigade of local fighters, now the basis of the current Madhuni Brigade, and since then has headed Sabratha Military Council. He was elected last June as a member of the town’s municipal council.

    The Madhuni Brigade is part of the Libyan Revolutionaries’ Operations Room, set up by Nuri Abu Sahmain last year to secure the capital and which is now the main “Islamist” grouping within Libya Dawn.  It is a key element in the current fighting west of Tripoli.

    Last month, the brigade’s camp outside Sabratha was bombed in an LNA air raid.
    Madhuni himself was reportedly captured some weeks previously near Ajdabiya but then released in a deal that remains veiled in secrecy.There are meanwhile unconfirmed reports that the brother of Mohamed Al-Kilani, the controversial Islamist congressman from Zawia who was killed fighting against the Wershefana in September, was captured in clashes in the area earlier this week.


  17. May 27, 2015
    A pair of RAF Lakenheath based USAF F-15E Strike Eagles that were bristling with live bombs and air-to-air missiles, along five KC-135R tankers, flew on a secretive and grueling 12 hour mission over the Southern Mediterranean on Monday, May 25th, Memorial Day.




    5 May 2015
    UN investigating cargo flights Belgium-Libya http://www.libyaherald.com/2015/05/04/global-aviations-air-malta-cargo-deal-may-be-in-doubt-over-un-gun-running-claims/#axzz3ZCHK2CPV …

    January 15, 2015

    Libya warplane attacked trawler carrying gasoline to Benghazi


    17 January 2015

    One option the EU could consider, the paper said, was to work with key partners to draw up
    a shortlist of Libyans who could face sanctions for undermining peace efforts.The paper also detailed a range of economic measures the EU could consider taking to stop Libya's resources being exploited for military or political purposes, such as supervising the financial assets of the Libyan central bank, or in the worst case scenario freezing the bank's overseas assets.The paper raised the possibility of NATO again taking on the task it carried out in 2011 of enforcing a U.N. arms embargo on Libya

  18. While initially unwilling to let foreign private security firms operate in Libya, by December the NTC
    had allowed Western mercenaries to move in to fill the security vacuum around the country.

    The main focus of the security contractors were oil industry sites.

    Among the foreign firms who had acquired a so-called "no-objection certificate"
    required to work in Libya were Blue Mountain Group, Garda World Security Corporation and Control Risks Group.[52]


    Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:30am EDT
    Meanwhile, in early October, even in safer, southeastern parts of the oil-rich Sirte basin, local workers were alone and still prepared for the worst.

    Close to Wintershall's site in the southeast, at the Amal oil field joint-operated by Canadian oil firm Suncor, the manager recounted how locals defended the site from looters
    and attacks during the war and were ready to face more action.


    Abelulla Mahdy volunteered to fly a team of around 20 of the company's Libyan employees past the battlefield at Sirte, Gaddafi's hometown and the city outside which he was killed last week, and over the Sahara for nearly 200 km (125 miles) to a base at an oil field
    called Amal, an hour's drive to the Wintershall site.

    The flight required special permission from NATO and the usual company plane had to be left behind in Tripoli.

  19. http://energyfuse.org/isis-in-libya/

    Fantastic map of ISIS #oil attacks in #Libya

    12 Feb 2015

    ISIS giving Noufaliya residents 3 days to repent or face consequences. #Libya http://www.alwasat.ly/ar/news/libya/60966/ …

    Sirte, 11 May 2012:

    Sirte, 11 May 2012: A grave containing the remains of seven people believed to have been killed by Qaddafi’s forces during last year’s revolution has been found in the Um Al-Qindeel area between Sirte and Bin Jawad.

    It is understood that men from a militia calling itself the Nufaliyah Brigade of Gulf Martyrs discovered the grave on Wednesday evening.

    Libya Forces from recognised government advanced 35 km west from Es Sider oil port
    to Bin Jawad,
    base for Libya Dawn. Heavy fighting. 3 Jan 2015

    3 jan. 2015
    In the last few weeks, similar attacks have been taking place on army check point and sites. The most recent attack was last week in the city of Sirte, 500 km east of Tripoli, which killed 19 soldiers who were securing the city's power plant.


    19 Jan 2015

    Families of kidnapped Egyptians in Libya protest in Cairo - News - Aswat Masriya

    23 Dec 2014
    AnsaralSharia in #Sirte assassinated yesterday a Christian #Egypt-ian doctor, his wife and abducted his 18yrs old daughter...(1/2)


    The city of #Sirte is now controlled jointly by militias from Misrata and #AnsaralSharia. #Libya


    The Christian doctor and his wife were killed by #AnsaralSharia
    in al-Settin area of Wadi al-Jaref (25 kms west of #Sirte).


  20. The seventh division included many members of the Umar al-Mukhtar battalion

    The seventh division, which also included many members of the Umar al-Mukhtar battalion that had emerged out of the orbit of former fighters of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, became the Shield’s most explicitly Islamist unit

    The Misratan initiative mentioned above was designated Central Shield.

    In addition, Misrata’s military council later created a new Shield unit intended to dissolve katiba structures entirely and reorganize individuals within a more centralized command structure, which was named Libya Shield 3, or simply the Third Force (al-Quwa al-Thalitha). In doing so, they aped the designs for integration into the armed forces, which Misratan lead-ers were at that point pressing upon the chief of general staff.


    In September 2012, the Rafallah al-Sahati Companies (RSC) and the 17 February Martyrs’ Battalion, under heavy public pressure, opted for the Shield’s official cover to become its seventh division (see Box 3)

    Omar Mukhtar brigade , Sep-10 2011 Hussein Jazouy:
    Yesterday we found a mass grave of 159 bodies, and 11 the day before

    The Omar Mukhtar brigade commander, until he was killed on Friday in an attack on Brega,
    was Abdelmonem Mukhtar Mohammed,a man with long experience in the armed opposition movement known as the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group who had also spent time in Afghanistan and had met Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden,according to the Los Angeles Times.

    On an individual basis, it is a certainty that some former LIFG members are fighting with the rebels. One former LIFG fighter, Khalid al-Tagdi, was killed on March 2 in Brega while fighting against regime forces.[8] Similarly, in mid-April, another senior LIFG military commander, Abdelmonem Mukhtar, known as Ourwa, was killed after he was ambushed by Qadhafi forces on the road between Ajdabiya and Brega. Mukhtar had been imprisoned in Iran until the end of 2010 and returned to Libya when the uprisings began where he was made commander of the 160-strong Omar al-Mukhtar rebel battalion.


  21. Sat Jun 6, 2015


    Islamic State took over the city of Sirte on Libya's central Mediterranean coast in stages this year, occupying government buildings and last month the city's airport.

    The group has now also taken over the town of Harwa to the east of Sirte, according to a statement posted on social media

    Libya's UN ambassador #Dabbashi : "The US will not wait long before they interfere (given) the #IS expansion in #Libya."

    A total cleansing

    hafed al ghwell libiya outreach group
    February 2011

    According to the report on Al-Qa'ida, in western Libya -- which is almost entirely under Al-Qadhafi's control -- the point of reference for terrorists is Abu-Ubaydi. He is a holy-war big shot who issues fatwas from Egypt. During a conversation wiretapped on 22 February, Tahir Husayn Tahir al-Khadrawi, "the driving force of extremist Salafi ideology,
    who has fought in Al-Zawiyah," asked Ubaydi for instructions with regards to the fate of captured prisoners. The answer was one that could not be appealed against: "Execute them with a gunshot to the head."

    31. The Commission received reports of executions by
    thuwar. Over a dozen Qadhafi soldiers were reportedly shot in the back of the head
    by thuwar around 22-23 February 2011 in a village between Al Bayda and Darnah.
    This is corroborated by mobile phone footage.

    23 february 2011 Yesterday, Egyptian preacher Safwat Hijazi

    bearded guy @ L of Baghdadi

    condemned the rise of crimes committed by Gaddafi against the Libyan people,
    calling it crimes against humanity in this world and the hereafter.

    And about the position of preachers and clerics in the Arab world he said :
    "a real massacre and shameful actions ...
    Gaddafi justifies his crimes and annihilated innocent people
    for their project to establish an Islamic emirate ..

    Photos taken by Fouchet for the French photo agency Abaca Press show a wall of the mosque covered with portraits of the town’s “martyrs.” The captions to the Abaca Press images reveal a detail that is not mentioned in Fouchet’s JDD report. The “martyrs” commemorated at Darnah’s Al-Sahaba mosque

    also include locals who died fighting in Iraq.


    IS in #Libya a decapitation in #Derna 30 May 2015

    3 Jun 2015

  22. Misrata’s militia leaders held meetings in Tripoli, the capital, this past week to coordinate a counterattack, according to a member of the city’s military council. Misrata sits along the coast between Tripoli and Sirte.

    “The priorities have shifted,” Wehrey said. “Misrata is getting hit [by Daesh], and they are just down the road.”Since the fall of Gaddafi in 2011, this city of about 500,000 — Libya’s third largest — has enjoyed relative stability. Thanks to advanced infrastructure and the city’s port, Misrata has again established itself as a Mediterranean trade hub.

    Still, Daesh did not appear in Libya until mid-2014. A group of Libyan militants who had pledged allegiance to Daesh while fighting in Syria returned home and began to organise in the eastern city of Derna, according to experts and Libyan Islamists.

    Later in 2014, Daesh leadership sent a delegation from Syria to Libya to formally receive pledges of allegiance to its self-declared caliph, Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi.

    The Libyan group set up three caliphate “provinces,” in the east, in Tripoli and in the south. Each province has an Daesh governor, but there is no single spiritual or military leader inside Libya, experts say.

    Despite the extremists’ advances, there are several factors that will probably hinder their growth, Wehrey said.

    The country’s 6.2 million people are mostly Sunni, so there are not the kind of sectarian divisions that have allowed Daesh to grow in Syria and Iraq.
    The Libyan affiliate also lacks a stream of revenue, hampering its ability to offer social services.

    In Syria and Iraq, Daesh has far more income because of its control of some of the countries’ oil production, as well as its ability to impose taxes and collect ransoms from kidnapping.

    Libya’s petroleum resources remain under the control of the two governments.

    The military official said that the Misrata factions plan to move against Daesh in Sirte
    before the end of the month, but that they might not have enough manpower to attack so soon. The Misratan brigades, which are made up of as many as 40,000 fighters, are deployed across Libya in their fight against Haftar’s forces.


  23. Oil: The Lubricant of War
    As with most things in the this region, oil is king. Leaked cables and a very public and tenuous relationship with the west give a rare, candid look into some of the possible financial incentives for war.

    At the heart of Libyan oil is the National Oil Corporation. They control most of the oil reserves, although there are many International Oil Companies (IOC) that do business in Libya. Eni (30% owned by the Italian government) , is the largest IOC in Libya.

    Under Qadaffi’s Libya, France was a much smaller player and was mostly confined to the smaller Western oil fields.

    This is subject to change as the National Transition Council (NTC) redraws contracts.

    Gazprom (Russian owned) has been increasing their involvement in Libya over the past few years.

    It’s not coincidental that Russia and Italy where against the bombing of Libya while France and the US fully supported it.

    As always, those who would gain from destabilization support wars.

    At the heart the oil grab is the increased Russian involvement over the past few years. Gazprom has used it’s strangle hold on European natural gas and oil supply/movement to punish Belarus, Georgia, and other European countries.

    OXY was the first US petroleum corporation to resume operations in Libya
    when sanctions were lifted in 2004. In 2008,

    Oxy reached new 30 year agreements  with Libya to redevelop and explore
    in its "most prolific producing area" -- the Sirte Basin. US major ExxonMobil reported "milestone achievements" in the Libyan oil sector in 2009.


  24. 9 Jun 2015

    ISIS claims to have seized full control of the coastal #Libyan city of #Sirte #Libya

    8 June 2015

    IS continues to destabilise the region targeting forces under the Tripoli government,
    at checkpoints along the coastal road and on the outskirts of Misrata.

    In the early hours of Sunday morning, three soldiers were shot dead at a checkpoint
    on the road between Misrata and Sirte.

    Since taking over Harawa, IS has established five regular checkpoints on the coastal highway in a public display of the extent of its control.

  25. June 7, 2015

    500,000 migrants waiting to cross Mediterranean

    May 15, 2015
    Although Syria is not even on the same continent as Libya, the report

    finds that most of the migrants being trafficked through Libya are Syrian refugees
    looking for ways to escape from the brutality of ISIS

    and the constant threat posed by the country's ongoing civil war.

    The report explains that Syrians are trafficked into Libya
    via Lebanon, Egypt or Sudan.


    The report states that in 2010, only 4,500 refugees were smuggled into Europe across the Mediterranean. In 2014, that estimate reached over 170,000,
    with 60 percent of them coming into Europe from Libya.

    Out of the 170,000 migrants, over 39,000 of them were from Syria, while over 33,000 of them hailed from Eritrea.

  26. Feb. 18, 2015
    ‘Boats Full of Terrorists’: New Documents Say Islamic State Aims to Use Libya as a ‘Strategic Gateway’ to Southern Europe


    Sunday, 24 May 2015 British ISIS recruits have begun switching their routes to Syria, traveling through Italy to Libya to avoid detection,

    The Guardian reported this week.

    The new route, which avoids going through the popular but heavily guarded Turkish border –used to directly reach Syria – reportedly allows the militants to avoid security measures in UK airports.

    They are now reported to be crossing the English Channel to France and driving through Italy before sailing over to Libya or Tunisia – all before heading to Syria, according to sources monitoring British jihadist movements.


    DoD Document Admits Plot to Carve Out Safe Haven for ISIS 

    Judicial Watch, a US-based foundation seeking "transparency" in government released
    a 7 page document dated 2012
    if the situation unravels there is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist principality in eastern Syria (Hasaka and Der Zor), and this is exactly what
    the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime,
    which is considered the strategic depth of the Shia Expansion (Iraq and Iran).

    That "Salafist principality" mentioned by the DoD in 2012 is of course now known as the "Islamic State.


  27. Security experts estimate there are as many as 3,000 fighters loyal to Daesh in Libya


    And according to Libyan security sources, ISIS now has about 2,000 fighters in Sirte
    and an estimated 700 in Sabratha,

    “Many of them are Syrian veterans,” a security officer called Mustafa told The Daily Beast. He asked for his family name not to be disclosed. “Of the foreigners, 70 percent are Tunisians but there are fighters from Sudan and Iraqis and Syrians.”

    Residents say the group has between 150 and 250 members, most of them returning from Syria, between the ages of 18 and 21 years. And founded the "legitimacy of the court" and "legitimate institute" for recruitment.

    So the embattled Derna fighters, feeling heat from all directions, called on ISIS
    to provide its Libyan branch with money and fighters from Syria

    .In a letter published on ISIS-related websites on December 15th, Abu Arhim al-Libi
    said weapons were available in abundance in Libya and his group just needed money to buy them.

    The request for help came as a response to Daesh instructions to turn Libya into a centre for recruiting jihadists from Maghreb countries.According to the letter, Maghreb jihadists, particularly Tunisians, are eager to join ISIS in Libya, especially after the group announced the establishment of the Islamic State of Cyrenaica and created Sharia courts, Islamic police and a hisba office in Derna.


    In Libya, the group deploys locally-recruited fighters, led by envoys sent from Syria and Iraq. Those include Libyans returned from fighting on Syrian and Iraqi frontlines,
    steeped in the group's ethos of extreme violence and permanent warfare between those it considers true Sunni Muslims and all others.


  28. ‘List of Foreign Deaths in Fight Against Syrian Army

    Syrie. Mardi 7 – avril 2015 La Syrie annonce le décès de « 24 » Libby dans trois mois,
    ils se battaient avec « la victoire »

    ‘List of Foreign Deaths in Fight Against Syrian Army’ on 03 January 2014
    Libya 2,893 killed 783 missing

    dead toll Libyan mercenaries 1807 in Syria July 26, 2013 ·

    This is echoed by Hassan Barakat,
    who recently brought his group of 150 rebel fighters
    in Maaret al-Numan, a town on the Damascus-Aleppo highway,
    under the auspices of Liwa al-Ummah.

    "The idea of the ummah, of Muslims cooperating together, is uplifting,"
    he says. "It gives us a sense of dignity."

    February 20 2015
    Islamic State 'Caliphate' In Libya Depends On Tunisian Foreign Fighters And Desert Training Camps

  29. 2014

    Friday, 21 November 2014
    Two million Libyans have fled the country, replaced by 6,000 militants

    Libyan journalist and political analyst, Ali Al-Kasih, has said that over 6,000 militants have recently arrived in Libya, adding that these militants contributed to the civil war
    and to the difficulty in resolving the Libyan crisis.


    Our best estimate in 2014 is that there are 6.25 million people in Libya

    As of July 2014, 37,000 refugees and asylum seekers are registered with UNHCR Libya.
    IOM estimates that there are more than 200,000 migrant workers in Libya,
    mostly from Egypt and sub-Saharan Africa


    Overall, as of 30 September, 14,056 refugees from Syria were
    registered with UNHCR in Libya.

  30. 2011

    According to CIVIC ( Campaign For Innocent Victims In Conflict ) August 12, 2011, Casualty and Displacement Statistics since May 2011,  an estimated 849,739 people
    have fled Libya ( OCHA ). 

    DUBAI, 14 June 2011 (IRIN) - The crisis in Libya has forced over 636,000 people to leave the country, including 280,741 third-country nationals


    According to figures from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) dated 20 June 2011, more than 1.1 million people have fled Libya since late February, mostly over land borders with Tunisia and Egypt.

    Of those only about 19,000 exiles have tried to escape by sea, arriving in Lampedusa and Malta between 26 March and 14 June 2011, representing 1.7% of the exodus from Libya.

    The vast majority of those fleeing Libya between February and June were immigrants working in Libya:
    over 500,000 persons originating from Egypt, Tunisia, Asia (Bangladesh, Pakistan and China) and numerous Sub-Saharan African countries.


    Jul 30 2011
    In Cairo, the mission delegation met with officials from the IOM
    (Enrico Ponziani and Reham Hussein)

    and UNHCR (Mohamed Al Dayri

    and Mark Fawe) who provided information
    on the work done by the organizations since the outbreak of the Libyan crisis.


    Jibreel also told Al Jazeera that key cities near Libya’s border with Egypt were now in the hands of protesters, which he said would enable foreign media to now enter the country.
    Inside Story Last Modified: 21 Feb 2011 12:59 : Jibreel :
    “Gaddafi’s guards started shooting people in the second day and they shot two people only.

    Monday, October 27, 2014
    Foreign Minister Mohamed al-Dayri reported sacking Libya’s FORMER ambassador to the Russian Federation, Ibrahim Suleiman al-Dharat
    from his duties on Monday.
    al-Dayri told the Libyan News Agency, on Monday, that al-Dharat no longer represents Libya.the internationally recognized government,


  31. Population in
    July 2013 est. 6,002,347


    2012 6155 (estimated)

    2012 5,613,380

    2011 6,597,960

    2010 6.561

  32. Exiles Return to Libya Contentiously


    In March 2010, due to the intervention of Tony Blair, Saif Qaddafi (Muammar’s son) announced the release of Belhadj and 233 other members of the LIFG from Abu Selim


    Shawesh became the West Coast representative of the National Front for the Salvation of Libya

    Muammar Gaddafi’s ouster last year triggered the return of thousands of Libyan exiles
    and their children

    18 Jan 2013 It emerges half a dozen Libyan ministers are real Anglophiles, who were educated at UK universities.

  33. Libyan passports , foreigners from Egypt, Qatar and Chad

    Libyan Jews in 1940s commemorates 'Shavuot' at Jewish temple (Synagogue)
    in the city of Derna. #Libya

    The Misrata Tribe ,the Turkish Jewish origins of the tribe which later converted to Islam.”


    March 2014 Abdulrahman Sowaihili gives Jews the right to return to Libya

    Ahmed Sewehli This is not the Libyan community in Brussels but Libyans from all over Europe. The protest was pro-democracy anti-dictatorship and anti-coup. Activist representatives met an MEP and his team inside the EU parliament to discuss whats really going on in Libya rather than Egyptian and Gaddafist propaganda.
    EU and Libyan mutual issues of interest were also discussed.
    More details and photos to follow. BTW the protest and meeting occured on Wednesday. 9 Oct 2014

  34. Total Violent Deaths as of 08 June 2015: 827


    Previous year (2014) count: 2825

    IDMC estimates that there were at least 400,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) in Libya as of earlier January 2015.

    Violent Death 2011 , 2012
    Over the last several days, the opposition has begun rounding up men accused of fighting as mercenaries for Kadafi’s militias as government forces pushed toward Benghazi.

    It has launched nightly manhunts for about 8,000 people named as government operatives
    in secret police files seized after internal security operatives fled in the face of the rebellion
    that ended Kadafi’s control of eastern Libya last month.

    “We know who they are,” said Abdelhafed Ghoga, the chief opposition spokesman.
    He called them “people with bloodstained hands” and “enemies of the revolution.”

    15h/ Libya: torture and unanswered questions - Who is patronizing the violent rampage of killings,rapes and torture of innocent civilians in Libya? Who are the ones leading from behind???? Who  are the vultures who had put a «dead or alive» prize on the heads of so many Libyans just because they refused to betray their country? 
    Who pretended not to know that Libya would descend into chaos after Gaddafi’s fall
    and by doing so, has condemned so many innocent people into death by torture???? 




  35. Violent Death 2011

    The figures that Bouchuiguir convinced the other members of the Council of were shocking: March 17, 2011, reported 6,000 dead,
    12,000 wounded, 500 missing, 700 rapes and 75,000 refugees.

    Just two weeks later, Bouchuiguir spoke of 18,000 dead, 46,000 wounded, 28,000 missing, 1600 sexual assaults.

    “It was Mr. Mahmoud…of the tribe Warfallah. It was he who gave me these figures.

    I used them, though with some caution,” he adds. Bouchuiguir was referring to Mahmoud Jibril, the “Prime Minister” of the “Libyan rebels”


    Memorable day where members of the Executive Office went to Tripoli : Altarhuni, Dr. Naji Barakat, Ahmed Aldharat advisor, Dr. Faraj Azaya and Dr. Anwar Afattaory.

    09/08/2011 Libya: Estimated 30,000 Died In War; 4,000 Still Missing huftingtonpost

    At least 30,000 people were killed and 50,000 wounded in Libya's six-month civil war, the interim health minister said, offering a first detailed estimate of the high cost in lives of bringing down Moammar Gadhafi.

    Of the estimated 30,000 dead, about half are believed to have been Gadhafi's fighters,
    Barakat said.

    He said he was told by Libya's new military officials that the Khamis Brigade,
    commanded by Gadhafi's son Khamis and a core force in Gadhafi's army, lost about 9,000 troops.

    There has been no explanation of the basis for either the council’s tally of 30,000 to 50,000 dead,
    or the number preferred by the new government’s minister of health, Naji Barakat, a more modest 25,000 to 30,000.

    At the Ministry of Health, Mohammed al-Ghazwi, who leads a newly formed Committee on the Dead, charged with confirming death tolls from the conflict, was reluctant to give any numbers out.

    “Every day we find another grave, so I can’t give you a specific number,” Mr. Ghazwi said. “But it’s about twenty-five to thirty thousand, like the minister of health said.”

    Asked how many of those were based on documented cases of dead found so far, he said they were many fewer, but he could not give a number.


    Barely six weeks into the invasion, British officials were already boasting
    that NATO had killed
    over 35,000 such human beings

    “We estimate that [Gaddafi] has around 30 per cent of his ground forces capability remaining,”
    is how one British official put it, after estimating an initial ‘capability’ of 50,000).


  36. Human Rights Watch did not gain access to the sections of the al-Kweifiyah Prison complex holding 30-40 detainees controlled by the General Security Apparatus
    (also known as Internal Security), nor to the section for irregular migrants controlled by the Interior Ministry, which held about 200 detainees.

    Fathi Mansour, head of Military Prosecution of the Green Mountain Region in eastern Libya, told Human Rights Watch during a meeting on April 18 that the Military Police no longer controlled the Bouhdeima Military Prison in Benghazi,
    and that the extremist group Ansar Al-Sharia had taken control of it around October 15, 2014, during clashes with the Libyan Army.

    Mansour said that at the time of the takeover, the prison held about 150 detainees from the 2011 conflict, but their current whereabouts are unknown.


  37. http://www.newstalk.com/reader/47.301/49251/0/

    Khalifa al Ghweil of the Libya Dawn party claims to have control of 85 per cent of the country

    The Prime Minister of Libya has told the international community they must recognise his authority and get rid of the military commander supporting his rivals in the east if there is to be any chance of peace in the country.

    Khalifa al Ghweil, who is based in Tripoli, believes General Haftar is the main impediment to solving Libya's problems.

    The General and his army are supporting the internationally-recognised government, which is confined mostly to Tobruk in the east.
    His soldiers are fighting Islamic State extremists who have taken over sections of the country including Derna and at one stage, Benghazi.

    But Mr al Ghweil said it was his Libya Dawn party which had control of 85 per cent of the country.

    Control or no control, the country is fast heading towards bankruptcy with crumbling infrastructure, rival militias, criminal gangs and Islamic State militants and people smugglers all taking advantage of the chaos.

    Mr al Ghweil laughed when I said his enemies claimed that the west under his control is full of Islamists.
    "General Haftar says this only because he cannot control Daesh (IS). We are providing for the whole of Libya, both east and west. And General Haftar has no authority," he said.

    The beaches of Tripoli are packed with families enjoying the afternoon sun.

    Yet this is the city where most embassies have withdrawn their staff in response
    to the high kidnapping threat and because law and order is considered
    to have deteriorated so dramatically.
    It is also an area flooded with migrants who are taking advantage of the power vacuum
    to try to make their way across the sea to Europe.

    The smugglers - whether acting as individuals or in networks - are making financial gains out of the migrants' desperation.

    Some networks are run like multi-national businesses, with massive profits to match.

    Among those profiteering and thriving from this human trade are the IS extremists.
    An hour's drive from Tripoli, in Zawiyah, far away from the near-idyllic scene of calm and contentment on the capital's beaches, is a scene of hell.

    In this case it is an unfinished building housing hundreds of migrants
    who have been picked up
    by the Libya Dawn authorities.

    These are the unfortunates who are now non-people. Their embassies are non-existent. Nobody wants to take responsibility for them and their families often do not know
    if they are alive or dead, never mind where they are now.

  38. New Libyan group calls for 1951 constitution and Idris Al-Senussi to be interim head of state.

    17 June 2015:
    A group of Libyan lawyers, diplomats, political activists, doctors and businessmen from towns across the country has called for the restoration of the 1951 constitution and on Prince Idris Al-Senussi to become interim head of state.

    At a meeting yesterday in Barcelona hosted by the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed) and the Toledo International Centre for Peace (CITPax), the group said that Libya was dangerously split and that too many post-revolution figures were unable to put its interests above those of their community or themselves. In the situation, they declared, the country urgently needed an interim head of state who was not linked to any of its present divisions and disputes and who could act as a focus of unity and loyalty for all Libyans.

    “To ensure the unity of the Libyans, and for the stability and security of the country,
    we call for the restoration of the Libyan constitution first promulgated on 7 October 1951, with amendments, and have asked Idris Al-Senussi to be interim head of state,”
    a statement read.
    As a member of the former ruling Senussi family and with no links to any single city or tribe, he could act as a unifying force, a Libyan lawyer at the meeting said.

    Constituting themselves as the “Group Supporting a Roadmap for an Inclusive Libya in Peace”, they said they would be talking to the country’s mayors about the call, and planned to organise a conference with them during Ramadan.

    “We do so taking into consideration all the Libyan community, inside and outside Libya, and with the sincere hope that all displaced Libyans can return in peace to their homes,” the statement said.

    Bernardino Leon, the UN envoy, was not present at the meeting but sent his best wishes beforehand.

    Many of those present asked that their names not be revealed at present for security reasons.

  39. February 19, 2011
    Libyan protests demanding an end to the four-decade rule of Muammar Qaddafi may end in a “bloodbath” unless the international community intervenes, a leading member of an exiled opposition group said.

    Libyan special security forces are preparing attacks on Benghazi and other cities in the eastern part of the country that have been taken over by protesters,
    Mohammed Ali Abdallah,
    deputy secretary general of the National Front for the Salvation of Libya,
    said in a telephone interview yesterday.

    “We are expecting a massacre,” Ali Abdallah said. “We are sending an SOS to the international community to step in.” Without international efforts to hold back Qaddafi, “there were be a bloodbath in Libya in the next 48 hours.”


    Mohammed Ali Abdallah Ad Darrat,He is the second of seven children to
    Ali Abdallah Addarrat and Fatima Senoussi

    Libyan Iron and Steel Company (Lisco) Mohamed Ismail AlDurrat

    Ahmed Al-Zubair al-Senussi

  40. March 25, 2011

    The sources for the Times article are for the most part unnamed industry insiders,
    unnamed “American officials,” and documents from the WikiLeaks cache of leaked State Department cables.

    One named source is a member of the as-Senussi royal family, which Gaddafi drove from power and which has its power-base precisely in the Cyrenaica region of eastern Libya that is currently rebelling against Gaddafi’s rule.
    Perhaps not the most neutral source imaginable… 
    According to Praveen Swami of The Telegraph, by the way, the former American diplomat James Atkins has described the as-Senussi monarchy as “one of the most corrupt in the world.”

  41. A plan to use mercenaries to restore the monarchy was organised by David Stirling 1969


    Idras did nothing to stop NWO pedophiles from raiding Libya for sex slaves.


    Idris was a bloodline royal descended from
    Sayyid Muhammad ibn Ali as-Senussi (1787 - 1860), the founder of the Senussi order.
    He was King of Libya from 1951 to 1969 when he was deposed by the Libyan army under the leadership of Muammar al-Gaddafi in a coup.

    King Idras was just about to abdicate, in favor of his nephew,
    Crown Prince Hasan as-Senussi.

    My husband, Gunther was with the CIA at the time. Longtime readers of RMNews know that Gunther was a member of Faction Two, a worldwide group of exiled royals who oppose the City of London, and their worldwide banking cartels.

    A member of Gunther's group told me that the real reason that the people of Libya wanted to be rid of the King was because he did nothing to stop the new world order pedophiles from raiding Libya for sex slaves.


  42. May 09, 2011

    Two relatives of the late Idris are now slugging it out in public in the hope they'll be recognized as the legitimate heir to the throne. In the early 1990s,

    Idris el-Senussi, a Libyan expatriate in Britain,
    spent as much as £100,000 to lobby the British government to recognize him as the legitimate heir to the King of Libya. He managed to persuade 41 MPs to sign a motion that described him as "a great nephew of the late King Idris of Libya and heir presumptive of the Libyan throne."

    Actually, he's the "second son of the sixth son of the younger brother of King Idris's father," according to Debrett's Peerage, the authoritative British guide that decides who's in and who's out of royalty, anywhere. Once this was made public, Idris el-Senussi's campaign to get the British government to endorse his royal pretensions fizzled, to the embarrassment of his supporters in the House of Commons.

    The fact that he's a multimillionaire and a shadowy presence in world of Middle Eastern finance suggests we haven't heard the last of him.

    Most influential Libyan exiles support Mohammed el-Senussi as the "legitimate" king in exile.

    He's the great nephew of King Idris and has publicly supported the rebellion in Libya.
    "The return of monarchy to Libya is not a priority," he has said, "but the United Nations - which endorsed the Libyan constitution upon independence - must interfere and restore the constitution, to hold free elections and let the people decide what system they prefer."

    Mohammed el-Senussi will no doubt use this fact to further his claim to the throne.

    If not, he can still argue that he and his family deserve reparations.

    Either way, we can be sure that, whatever new Libya emerges, various members of the "Libyan royal family" will play their hand.

    Clearly, this princely rivalry is not about Islam, constitutional monarchy or democracy.

    It's about money - and there are billions of dollars at stake.


  43. Before the NATO war, Libyan society had come a long way since 1951 when it became an independent African country. In 1975, the political scientist Henri Habib described Libya on the dawn of its independence as a backward country saying: “When Libya was granted its independence by the United Nations on December 24, 1951, it was described as one of the poorest and most backward nations of the world. The population at the time was not more than 1.5 million, was over 90% illiterate, and had no political experience or knowhow.

    There were no universities, and only a limited number of high schools which had been established seven years before independence.”

    According to Habib, the state of poverty in Libya was the result of the yoke of Ottoman domination followed by an era of European imperialism in Libya that started with the Italians.

    He explained that, “[e]very effort was made to keep the Arab inhabitants [of Libya] in a servile position rendering them unable to make any progress for themselves or their nation.”

    This colonial yoke, however, began its decline in 1943 after Italy and Germany were defeated in North Africa during the Second World War.


    The Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) had shares and invested in major international corporations such as oil giant British Petroleum (BP), the world’s largest aluminium producer United Company RUSAL in Russia, the US conglomerate General Electric (GE), the Italian bank and financial giant UniCredit, the Italian oil corporation Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi (ENI), the German engineering and electronic conglomerate Siemens, the German electricity and gas company Rheinisch-Westfälisches Elektrizitätswerk (RWE), British publishing giant Pearson, and British telecommunications giant Vodafone (UK). Libya had purchased Exxon Mobil’s subsidiary in the Kingdom of Morocco, Mobil Oil Maroc, and bought half of Kenya’s oil refinery. The LIA bought all of Royal Dutch Shell’s service stations in Djibouti, Ethiopia, and Sudan in 2008. Tripoli announced in the same year that it was buying a major share of Circle Oil, an international hydrocarbon exploration company with operations in Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia. A Libyan agreement was also made with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to build a pipeline in the western part of its territory. Large investments were made by Libya in agricultural, industrial and service projects in Africa from Egypt and Niger to Mali and Tunisia.

    There is also a great irony to all this. The warplanes of the US-supported Libyan regime
    that has replaced the Jamahiriya began bombing Libyan citizens in 2014 as battles for control of Tripoli raged.

    The US, European Union, and NATO have said nothing about this
    whereas in 2011 they started a bombing campaign and war on the basis of false accusations the Jamahiriya government was doing exactly this.

    The deceit of these players is more than evident.

  44. two blocs are fighting for control of the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA).

    The first, which is backed by Tobruk, is led by former Aref Ali Nayed aides in the Libyan Stabilisation Team (set up after the revolution. ) ?

    But it faces a counter-offensive by the two Central Bank of Libya veterans,
    Abdulmagid Breish and Al-Seddik Omar Al-Kabir, who are backed by Tripoli.

    To see the contact networks of Aref Ali Nayed, Faysal Gergab, Hassan Bouhadi, Al-Seddik Omar al-Kabir and Abdulmagid Breish,

    Rival managements of the $67bn Libyan Investment Authority are set to fight in London courts over claims of Tripoli and Malta

    The Libyan Investment Authority’s multi-billion pound claims against Goldman Sachs and Société Générale, both of which underwent pre-trial hearings in late 2014 and are due to go to trial next year, may be undermined by increasingly fractious infighting at the $67bn fund.

    This week two separate law firms — neither of them Enyo Law, which had represented the LIA
    in its litigation until April before stepping away from their client — are due to face off in a London court, each representing a different faction that claims to control the fund.

    The side receiving most media attention in the West is backed by the Tobruk government

    — Libya effectively has at least two governments — and is being run from Malta under the leadership of Hassan Bouhadi as chairman alongside Faisal Ahmed Gergab. This side has appointed the law firm Keystone Law.

    But the other side is led by Adbulrahman Benyezza and remains in Tripoli. Benyezza was — according to the Maltese side — removed by the LIA board in October, but Emerging Markets has spoken to a representative who insists that he continues to run the fund from Tripoli.

    “LIA is still at its own location, right here on the 22nd floor of the Tripoli Tower, with 130 employees still here who have been in these offices from 2008. We are still in operation,”
    said the source in the LIA, who asked not to be named. "And Benyezza is still involved? “Absolutely! I see him every day in his office.
    “We continue to manage Libya’s assets and maintain control over its subsidiaries; we continue to represent Libya’s government and the Libyan people internationally.
    The body in Malta has absolutely no control of anything.”


  45. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/aug/28/libya-new-leaders-basic-needs

    Faisal Gergab, a programme manager of the Libya stabilisation team,
    March 2013, appointed to the Board of Directors, Libyan Investment Authority (Libyan Sovereign Wealth Fund); responsible for overseeing the energy portfolio.


    17 feb. 2015 Gergab also set up the Libyan Investment Authority’s sovereign fund LIA Advisory in Malta, back in December last year.

    The other directors are Osama Siala, the new chairman of LIA appointed by the internationally-recognised government in Tobruk, Hassan Ahmed Bouhadi,
    and managing director Ahmed Ali Attiga, a former World Bank official. 


    Libya, represented by the Minister of Communications and Information, Osama Siala,
    April 2013
    Siala was reported in the Qatari press saying that  in future Libya’s telecommunications policies would reflect closer cooperation with other Arab states and be far more international. Arabsat would have Libya’s support, he said, as the institution was a vehicle to promote and share telecom developments.

    chairman Ali Hebri, and executive director Ahmed Kashadah.

    28 mei 2015 In a reply to the court petition, LAIP( Libya Africa Investment Portfolio) board member Salah Ibrahim Awad confirmed that Kashadah is a board director.

    In Malta, the LAIP is being run by chairman Ali Hebri, and executive director Ahmed Kashadah. Like many other Libyan entrepreneurs and government officials, a lot of Libyan business is being carried out from offices and apartments on the island. Since the LAIP’s offices in Tripoli were overrun by armed men in December, 2014, Kashadah took all of the funds’ records to Malta.


    Aref Ali Nayed, Libyan Ambassador to the UAE
    In this interview Aref Nayed says: I believe the ISIS founders & narrative are completely Muslim Brotherhood https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzp1raVFowY … #Libya

  46. On the 24th of February former justice minister Mustafa Jalil formed the National TransitionalCouncil, with 31 members, many of whom remain anonymous

    People close to Mr. Belhaj emphasize they operated under the auspices of the NTC's Defense Ministry and that any weapons shipments were blessed
    by transitional Defense Minister Jalal al-Dugheily.


    Dr. Salwa Fawzi El-Deghali / Dugheily

    Dr. Salwa Fawzi El-Deghali (Legal Affairs and Women)—Dr. El-Deghali has a PhD inconstitutional law and previously taught at the Academy of Graduate Studies in Benghazi. As amember of the NTC, Dr. El-Deghali is responsible for Legal Affairs and heads the LegalAdvisory Committee. She also represents women.

    Khaled al-Sharif has in his account a billion ((science graduate of the University of Tora Bora

    To the right, Shareef and Bougaighis (orange) control the Central Bank and state oil company.
    With an alliance with the diplomats (blue) they can funnel aid and funding from the US to leadersof our choice.

    Bougaighis—NTC executive body’s National Oil Company head.

    Salwa Bougaighis

    Wafa Bougaighis
    The U.S. ambassador to Libya pushed back against Libya and Egypt’s statements in February that the Muslim Brotherhood-linked Islamist militias are part of the same problem as ISIS. She rejected the notion that the U.S. should favor the Tobruk-based secular-democratic government over the Islamist one.

    “The intervention in 2011 was welcomed," she said of the U.S.-led NATO campaign that toppled dictator Muammar Qaddafi.

    Apr 3, 2015 Bugaighis said that her government wants to form a unity government,
    as the U.S. and the EU are urging, but she insisted that the Tripoli government was illegitimate and sustained only by its alliances with Islamic militias.

    Mar 1 2015
    My point is that there is not a British approach there is a UN approach

  47. Libya’s Justice Minister-equivalent, Mustafa Mohammad Abduljalil,
    told the Ambassador on January 25
    that as Libya opens its economy to other countries, it needs international assistance in developing its private sector and strengthening the commercial legal environment.



    Libya's former central bank governor Farhat Bengdara said on Saturday a newly formed association of Libyan bankers was preparing recommendations to support the country's rebel leaders in raising finance.
    The unofficial International Association of Libyan Bankers met in Istanbul on Saturday, a day after the United States and other world powers recognized the rebel National Transitional Council (NTC) as Libya's government.

    Recognition of the rebels, announced by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at a meeting of the international contact group on Libya, is an important diplomatic step which could unlock billions of dollars in frozen Libyan funds.

    Bengdara, who defected in March, said his association would offer support to the NTC in restructuring the Libyan banking sector.

    Bengdara said his association, which has around 40 members including senior bankers at international banks, was collecting data regarding the Libyan assets abroad.
    Bengdara left Libya on Feb 21, traveling to Turkey as there were direct flights and no visa requirements.

    Back in May, The Washington Post reported that Libyan rebels had obtained funds by “liberating” government assets worth $505 million in the Central Bank of Libya’s Benghazi branch.
    Ali Tarhouni (pictured), the rebels’ minister of finance, explained the move to foreign journalists: “Let me put this way: We robbed our own bank.” Locksmiths used an industrial drill to open the vault holding Qaddafi’s cash. The straightforward procedure also had a desired publicity effect, highlighting the rebels’ need for funds (possibly drawn from Qaddafi’s frozen foreign assets).



    Insight: In muddle of Libya's finances, billions go missing

    the disarray in Libya's state finances at the end of last year was so bad the new leadership did not know the size of state assets, how their money was being spent, or what had happened to more than $2 billion transferred from the sovereign wealth fund.

    An internal National Transitional Council (NTC) document paints a picture of a government bureaucracy so fractured and disorganized that nobody appeared able to keep track of what money was coming in, and how much was going out.

    Ibrahim Belkheir, the head of the Libyan government audit bureau, said his office had looked into the issues raised in the report, including the LIA's financial statements, but he said he could not disclose his findings.

    MARCH 10, 2015
    “A currency collapse is less than two years away,” Musbah Alkari, manager of the reserves department at the Central Bank of Libya, said in an interview at the bank’s headquarters in Tripoli.

    34 Libyan billionaires most since 2011

  48. Al Seddik Omar Al Kabir,

    The governor the Libyan Central Bank, Al Seddik Omar Al Kabir, was one of the guests of honour at a Turkish Arab Islamic forum staged in Istanbul organized by Lebanon’s Al Iktissad Wal-Amal Group.

    Asked to speak about the growth of his country’s economic ties with Turkey, Al Kabir seized the occasion to attempt to win the backing of Turkish finance minister Mehmet Simsek,


    Dismissed by the Tobruk Parliament last September, but retained in his job by the “rebel” government in Tripoli, Al Kabir also ran into Qatar’s economy minister and the former CEO of the Al Jazeera television channel, Ahmed ben Jassem Al Thani. Doha is the leading backer of the Tripoli government.


    Al Kabir breaks off alliance with Salabi

    The boss of the Libyan Central Bank (LCB), Al Seddik Omar Al Kabir, wound up his Isnad charity concern in London on Jan. 13.

    The financier, who is clinging to his post at LCB even though he was fired by the Parliament in Tobruk in September, thus put an end to his partnership with the Islamist preacher Ali Sallabi, an ally of the “rebel” government in Tripoli, and with businessman Ibrahim Ali Dabaiba.


    ODAC was run by Ali Ibrahim Dubaiba, whose cousin Abdel Hamid Dubaiba
    ran the Libyan Investment and Development Company,

  49. Ahmed Ali Attiga to be appointed by $60bn Libyan Investment Authority

    Mr Attiga, who represents the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation in Jordan,

    comes from a prominent Libyan family associated with King Idris,

    the ruler before Gaddafi.

    The organisation’s two previous chairmen, Mohammed Layas and Abdulmagid Breish,
    were forced out of the investment fund by authorities due to their positions of power under Gaddafi.


    19 Aug 2014 Ahmed Ali Attiga is expected to be appointed as head of the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) by the end of the year,

    2013 In its current draft, the bill could remove many of the country's new leaders from their posts, including Mohammed Megaryef, president of the General National Congress (GNC) and Libya's highest political authority, his deputy Jumaa Attiga and Prime Minister Ali Zeidan.

    The Libyan Investment Authority said it replaced its chairman, Abdulmagid Breish,
    amid an investigation into his role in the government of ousted leader Muammar Qaddafi.
    Breish was asked to leave his position at the LIA amid an inquiry under Libya’s “Political Isolation law,” the LIA said in a statement.

    He’s being replaced by Abdurahman Benyezza, a former minister for oil and gas.

    Breish, a former Arab Banking Corp. executive who had been the LIA’s chairman and interim chief executive officer for 13 months, led the sovereign wealth fund into billion-dollar lawsuits against Societe Generale SA and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. over 2008 investment losses.


    But the other side is led by Adbulrahman Benyezza and remains in Tripoli.
    Benyezza was — according to the Maltese side — removed by the LIA board in October,
    but Emerging Markets has spoken to a representative who insists that he continues to run the fund from Tripoli.


  50. Abdulrahman Benyezza, LIA chairman before Mr Bouhadi

    Hassan Bouhadi was made chairman of the LIA last October  (2014)

    Hassan Bouhadi, the chairman of the Libyan Investment Authority, outlines his role in helping to rebuild the war-torn nation
    If Mr Bouhadi, who last October became the third chairman of the LIA in a matter of months, is finding the job stressful, it doesn’t show.
    Hassan Bouhadi, the chairman of Libya’s $67bn (£44bn) national wealth fund, the Libyan Investment Authority, doesn’t want his job to be this interesting.
    Ideally, he would be in Libya’s capital Tripoli, quietly stewarding the country’s wealth, smoothing out the public finances of an economy that is 97pc dependent on volatile oil revenues.
    Instead, he is sitting in a London hotel, in between missions to Washington and Tunis. After that, he will return to Malta, where the LIA has been forced to move due to the violence in Tripoli.
    As well as trying to keep his own struggling government and the international community on side, Mr Bouhadi is facing a leadership challenge from the LIA’s former chair.

  51. NFSL Leadership : Secretary General Dr. Mohammad al Magharief

    NFSL Leadership Col. Abdoulgassim Khalifa Haftar

    These troops had already received some training in Chad under the leadership of Colonel Robert Bag, the former American ambassador to Chad. Bag had even planned to transport them to the USA and train them there for subsequent sabotage actions against the Jamahiriya.
    A man calling himself "Khalifa Haftar" admitted this quite openly in an interview for "Al-Hayat" on 19 December 1991.


    Oreibi Dakhil Magariaf Abuzaakouk Ghadamsi Berrween Elbakkoush Sahad Fathaly


    Exiles Return to Libya Contentiously Ibrahim Sahad, secretary general of the National Front for the Salvation of Libya Credit: Mike Elkin/IPS.

    . But even the liberal (ie: pro- Sanussi) National Front Party, led by the elder statesman, Mohamed el-Magariaf, won two of the 80 party seats, but has a strong commitment to working with individual parliamentarians committed to avoiding a consolidation of power in Tripoli’s hands.

    Sunday 2 August 2015,
    Haftar the explicitly accused the states of "Qatar, Sudan and Turkey of sending terrorists from around the world to Libya".


  52. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRXnkGAqoHs
    Erdogan and Libyan NTC praying in Tripoli 2011/9/16

    Furthermore, the fact that Turkish naval forces patrolled the sea lanes from Benghazi explains why the al-Entisar and undoubtedly other ships were able to sail to Turkey with weapons unmolested.

    "184. According to information provided by the Turkish authorities, the ship, Al Entisar, is a fishing boat registered in Libya, which sailed from Benghazi to Iskenderun, Turkey, where it docked on 25 August 2012. It returned to Benghazi on 3 September.

    "186. The loading port was Benghazi, the exporter the national committee for the support and relief of displaced people, a relief organization based in Benghazi, and the consignee the IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation, an Islamic relief organization based in Turkey."

    The article said the Libyan ship, which is called ´The Intisaar´(victory), is berthed at the Turkish port of Iskenderun and had been given “papers stamped by the port authority by the ship´s captain, Omar Mousaeeb.”

    The article pointed out hat Mousaeeb is “a Libyan from Benghazi and the head of an organization called the Libyan Council for Relief and Support,” which is delivering supplies to the armed groups in Syria.


    Reports months ago indicated that Libyan militants had been making their way to Syria by the hundreds, flush with cash and weapons recently received from NATO during their own operation to overrun and destroy Libya. As many as 600 Libyan terrorists were reported to have reached Syria by late 2011.

    All the evidence now suggests that Obama broke international law by approving the provision of weapons to the Al-Qaeda affiliated LIFG in Libya through Qatar and the U.A.E., and has since broken international law by illicitly supplying weapons to Al-Qaeda forces in Syria.

  53. http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/nato-vs-syria/

    Unmarked NATO warplanes are arriving at Turkish military bases close to Iskenderum on the Syrian border, delivering weapons from the late Muammar Gaddafi’s arsenals as well as volunteers from the Libyan Transitional National Council

    Qatari C-17 cargo aircraft have made at least three stops in Libya this year —

    June 21, 2013 Abdul Basit Haroun says he is behind some of the biggest shipments of weapons from Libya to Syria, which he delivers on chartered flights to neighbouring countries and then smuggles over the border.
    After fleeing Libya in his 20s, Haroun established himself as a property developer in Manchester

    “Abdel Basit Haroun was with us in the February 17 brigade before he quit to form his own brigade,”
    said fellow brigade commander Ismail Salabi.

      In confessions broadcast by the Syrian Arab TV on Sunday after the 8:30 PM news,
      Libyan terrorist Ibrahim Rajab al-Farajani
      said that societies and organizations funded by Arab Gulf countries and affiliated with Al Qaeda train terrorists in Libya then send them to Syria via Turkey.


      DOCUMENT: p177: The United Nations begins investigating arms smuggling out of Libya in March 2012, even before the Letfallah II is seized in Lebanon.
      Read the first report of the UN panel of experts, which first revealed the "ant trade" (via individual smugglers) into Niger. A follow-up report, just two weeks later, sounded the alarm to the proliferation of surface-to-air missiles (MANPADS), leaking from Libya's arsenals into Mali.

  54. http://www.globalresearch.ca/mounting-evidence-of-cia-ties-to-libyan-rebels/
    Libya's most prominent cleric, Ali Al Salabi, and Tripoli military council chief Abdelhakim Belhadj are believed by many Libyans and some analysts to enjoy Qatari financial support.

    In March 2010, due to the intervention of Tony Blair, Saif Qaddafi (Muammar’s son) announced the release of Belhadj and 233 other members of the LIFG from Abu Selim as part of a reconciliation of the Qaddafi government with the LIFG and the Muslim Brotherhood.
    The mediator in this effort, which began in 2005, was the Libyan, Muslim Brotherhood-linked, Qatari-based cleric Ali al-Sallabi.
    Less than a year after they were released, Belhadj and the other members of the LIFG became the core of the opposition to Qaddafi. According to the Wall Street Journal, bin Qumu began training jihadists in Derna in April of 2011.


    Belhadj, one of three significant LIFG figures released in March, along with “military chief” Khaled Sharif and “ideological official” Sami Saadi (as AFP described them) also said that the rest of the prisoners released on Tuesday had been detained “because they sympathized with Islamist militant movements, but were not LIFG members.”


  55. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2011/04/201142172443133798.html
    03 Apr 2011 The intriguing development raises several questions, about Egypt's private involvement and what the arms embargo exactly means, said our correspondent.

    They have been saying it from March

    "Tawfik al-Shohiby, one of the rebels, said that in the early days of the revolt one of his relatives bought $75,000 in automatic weapons from arms dealers on the Egyptian border and distributed them to citizens’ groups in towns like Bayda."


  56. Jul 8, 2011

    In another clear violation of the law, a consignment from Italy of 19 000 AK-47′s was caught in Ajdabiyah by the Libyan authorities, according to Libyan military sources. 1 august 2011


  57. http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/foreign-policy/item/20337-u-s-backed-rebel-now-isil-s-man-in-libya

    Tripoli Military Council head Abdelhakim Belhadj, worked directly with Stevens during the Libyan revolution.


    Sept. 11 meeting.

    The Tripoli chiefs were nearing a deal on a unified command when two visitors stepped in.
    NTC Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril, in blue tie, in Doha in August. He has sought to have supplies from Qatar sent through NTC-approved channels.

    One was Abdel Hakim Belhaj—a former Islamic fighter briefly held in 2004 by the Central Intelligence Agency, who had led one of the militias that marched triumphantly into Tripoli. Now the city's most visible military commander, he accused the local militia leaders of sidelining him, say people briefed on the Sept. 11 meeting."You will never do this without me," he said.

    A dozen other Qatari-funded shipments came to Libyan rebels allied with the LIFG via Sudan.



    “Islamist militias in Libya receive weapons and financing directly from foreign benefactors like Qatar; a Muslim Brotherhood figure, Abel al-Rajazk Abu Hajar, leads the Tripoli Municipal Governing Council, where Islamists are reportedly in the majority;

    22 September 2011
    Mohamed Salem al-Omaish, a co-founder of the February 17 Movement that helped foment the uprising against Gaddafi and also an activist in the affiliated al-Etilaf movement in Tripoli, said the NTC should be "inclusive" and refrain from dictating the output of its official media.

    members of the Syrian National Council [SNC] visited Libya earlier this month.



  58. September 8 2011

    12.14 The United States and the international community believe Libya's new rulers are responsible for preventing weapons proliferation in a region battling terrorism, the top US general in Africa has .
    General Carter Ham, the head of the Africa command, Africom, said there was a risk of proliferation of weaponry after the battles in Libya.
    He was taking part in a conference organised by Algeria in the name of four countries held to be in the front line of terrorist activity which might be increased by arms trafficking: Algeria, Mali, Mauritania and Niger.


  59. 17 September 2011
    Libya's rebels given seat on UN


    Khaled al-Sharif : " Libya finds 1270 bodies from 1996 massacre "



    The total number documented in the reports of the security services for the victims of the mass liquidation of prisoners in Abu Salim 96 is 389 prisoners .. story of the 1,200 is a fabrication and a lie

    Even the NFSL admits that what transpired was a violent escape attempt as it mentions guards being attacked and cell locks being broken.


  60. https://www.facebook.com/Resistance.Voice/posts/1071772272850458

    The grip of the LIFG on the government of Libya was then strengthened on January 11 when Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan appointed the deputy emir of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, Khalid al-Sharif,
    as the deputy minister of defense of Libya..

    When the U.S. invaded Afghanistan in 2001, Khalid al Sharif escaped Afghanistan to Pakistan, where he remained until 2003. In 2003 he was captured in Pakistan and handed over to the US which later transferred him to Libya in 2005. He was released with Belhadj and others on March 23, 2010 but re-imprisoned by Qaddafi once the revolution began.

    After the liberation of Tripoli by Belhadj he began working with the Tripoli military council and then went on to form the National Guard, which according to the Libya Herald is involved directly with the Border Guard, patrolling the borders and providing security to oil installations. It also helps the Judicial Police in interrogations and supervising many prisons.


    Marc Francois UK Minister for Armed Forces presenting #Libya Dep Defence Minister with House of Commons gift

    Al-Qaïda en Libye en possession d’armes serbes ?

    Une comité d’experts de l’ONU s’interroge sur la provenance de certaines armes d’Al-Qaïda en Libye. Le Courrier des Balkans révèle que “la télévision de la Fédération de Bosnie-Herzégovine (FTV) a rendu publique une lettre du coordinateur du panel d’experts du Conseil de sécurité des Nations Unies pour la Libye, Simon Dilloway, au représentant de l’ONU en Serbie, Milan Milanović”. Dans cette lettre, Simon Dilloway demanderait des explications sur la fabrique d’armes de Tehnoremont en Serbie.

    Cette entreprise est soupçonnée d’avoir signé un contrat avec Khalid al-Sharif,
    le chef adjoint de la branche libyenne d’Al-Qaïda.
    Les experts de l’ONU veulent savoir précisément si les engagements figurant sur cet accord
    ont été tenus et si des armes ont été expédiées en Libye.

  61. With us, from Tripoli , via the satellites, Khaled Al-Sharif
    , Head of “Al-HadbaPrison”, where, as mentioned earlier,
    ex-spy chief is detained.
    Mr. Sharif, we welcome you in the 9 o’clock programme on “Kol Al-Ahrar”



    Abdullah al-Senussi execution: This perversion of justice suits Western security services just fine

    سالم الحراري Salem Hariri supervisor of the process of al-Andalus
    وهو أحد سكّان منطقة قرجي الشّارع الغربي a resident of the area Gurji Street West
    هو المشرف على عملية حي الأندلس التي إستهدفت السنوسي supervisor of the process of al-Andalus , which targeted Sanusi

  62. 82 Former detainees claim that many mid-rank Qadhafi-era officials or individuals who were arrested are being asked by their captors to pay 50,000-60,000 Libyan dinars ($40,000-$46,000) for release.
    Others claim that some detainees are forced to sign sale agreements for their property.
    Crisis Group interviews, former detainee, Tripoli, 28 November 2012; relative of Tripoli resident currently detained, Tripoli, 11 March 2013.
    According to a former rebel fighter, “everybody can just buy
    his way out: the law only applies to those who are really poor, have no connection
    or are ‘symbols’ of the former regime”. Crisis Group interview, Tripoli, 26 November 2012


    Tuesday 28th, July 2015

    The Criminal Court in the capital Tripoli convicted them of genocidal crimes, including incitement to the killing of peaceful protesters, enlisting mercenaries, and setting up armed militias to quell the anti-Gaddafi uprising. The court also handed 23 other defendants
    in the same case jail terms ranging from three years to life imprisonment.
    Gaddafi, who ruled Libya for more than four decades, was captured and killed by insurgents in his hometown Sirte in October 2011.

    When the protests started in Benghazi on 15 February he had been among the first to demonstrate in Fornaj, and he was arrested.
    His younger brother Mohammed told me that ‘he was jailed for two hours or less before his friends and the protesters broke into the police station and freed him.’
    When Gaddafi’s forces regained control of Tripoli, Ahmed drove to the Nafusa Mountains a hundred miles south-west of the capital to try to join the rebels there, but they didn’t know or trust him so he had to return.
    He smuggled weapons and gelignite into Tripoli and became involved in a plot, never put into action, to blow up Al-Saadi Gaddafi’s suite in the Radisson.

    Mohammed said Ahmed felt bad that he’d spent much of the revolution making money and, despite his best efforts, had never actually fought. He went to Sirte, where Gaddafi’s forces were making a last stand, and joined a militia group from Misrata.
    He had no military experience, as far as I know, but he didn’t flinch during bombardments and was stoical when he was caught in an ambush and wounded by shrapnel from a mortar bomb, and the militiamen were impressed.
    On 8 October his commander told Ahmed to take a squad of five or six men to hunt for snipers who had killed a number of rebel fighters.
    He was shot dead by one of them a few hours later.Ahmed Abdullah al-Ghadamsi

  63. Sunday 2 August 2015,

    Man tells Saadi that there are 7 men outside with whips waiting

    1. K: Khaled al sharif :
      K: This prison hosts the former prime minister, Al-Baghdadi Al-Mahmoudi, AbuzeidDorda, the spy-chief who started his trials few months ago. It also has Abdul-Ati Al-Obeidi, foreign minister and other figures such as Abdul-Majeed Al-K’oud, MohamedAl-Zwei and other military officials. This prison also contains a Court that is equipped with all modern facilities in order to conduct the trials in prison

      Since the fall of Colonel Gaddafi in 2011, Libya’s government and institutions have struggled to hold the country together. The justice system, in particular, has become a symbol of all that’s wrong with post-Arab Spring Libya.

      A video has emerged showing one of Gaddafi’s sons, Saadi, apparently being tortured in jail – this after a Tripoli court sentenced Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi to death in absentia (he remains in jail in Zintan, held by a militia “government” that rejects the administration in Tripoli).
      He was condemned to die along with former intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi and eight other members of the old regime, who are being held by the Tripoli authorities.

      In its decision on al-Senussi, the ICC interpreted its role in a quite a limited way. It decided that it can only take a lack of judicial impartiality into account where it’s part of a deliberate effort to help the accused evade justice, rather than simply a fact of a flawed justice system.

      So by allowing al-Senussi’s trial to continue in Libya despite concerns about the fairness of the process, the ICC has made itself complicit in the resulting sentence.

      Some might argue that complementarity means the ICC just can’t fulfil the same moral function as other tribunals. I disagree; the reference to “due process” in the complementarity clause is perfectly ambiguous. It certainly leaves room for the Court to take fair trial considerations into account when it decides whether a case is admissible.

      Instead, it’s given its implicit consent for al-Senussi’s death sentence after a deeply flawed trial – another strike against its already tattered reputation.


      32 ex-Gaddafi officials sentenced, including 9 to death

      Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi

      former prime minister, Al-Baghdadi Al-Mahmoudi,

      Dr Abuzeid Dorda,

      Abdullah al-Senussi

      Note : All media and ngo's fail to name 5 more

  64. https://www.facebook.com/Resistance.Voice/posts/1093057977388554

    Tariq Omdurman Werfalli is one of the leaders of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group

    Saleh Al Daeke from Zlitan appears on the video of Saadi's interrogation. He was part of the LIFG. #Libya

    02-10-2011, Martyrs February 17 revolution in Bani Walid Da'aki

    1/ دخيل صو الدعيكي،
    2/ صالحين ضو الدعيكي ( شقيقان) ،
    3/ محمد الفيتوري الدعيكي
    4/الشيخ محمد عمر الدعيكي( إمام مسجد السند )
    5/ أسامة سليم الدعيكي

  65. Elsafrona

    STEVENS Tue, 2 Sep 2008 Meeting With Returned Gtmo Detainees detainees Muhammad Abdallah Mansur al-Rimi

    (AKA Abdul Salam Abdul Omar Sufrani, ISN 194)

    and Ben Qumu Abu Sufian Ibrahim Ahmed Hamouda (ISN 557) on September 1.



    18 - sons Elsafrona the Mzarat the first cause of strife in the city of Sirte.

    Hafed Makhlouf Safruny a resident of Misrata, said his nephew had been executed in Sirte after he was accused of helping the NTC forces.

    Anti Gaddafi forces want to evacuate families originally from Misrata in "residential area 1" in Sirte and hold that territory

    Mutassim Gaddafi was seen last Fri attending a funeral in Sirte near where Safrouni family lived.
    In retaliation for recent oppression in Sirte, armed local FFs fired at Mutassim Gaddafi's entourage as he left the funeral.

    حسن الدروعي Hassan Aldroaa الشهيد محمود عمران ادراه Omran Adrahou

    Mr. Drue'e ( al-Droui Aldroaa Adrahou ) said he was in regular satellite-phone contact with rebels operating clandestinely inside Sirte, who he says told him that all communications with the outside world have been cut off. They said Col. Gadhafi's son Mutassim, who acted as his father's national-security adviser, was in the city.


    عائلة الـ الصفروني وحدها في مواجهة احمد ابراهيم
    Family Elsafrona charging Ahmed Ibrahim

    الاثــــلاثاء 3/9/2013
    1 - Ahmed Mohammed Ibrahim Mansour in his presence: death (discretionary) under any
    Libyan Penal Code.
    2 - Walid Abdul Qadir Denon in his presence: death (retribution) attributed to any punishment
    The legislation of the Islamic religion.

    Ibrahim, once Qaddaifi’s Minister of Education, and said to be related to the dictator,
    was accused along with nine others of murdering members of the Al-Safrooni family in Sirte before the town was liberated.


    In the case of Ahmed Ibrahim and Walid Abdul-Qader, these are the first death sentences to be handed down by the new post-Qaddafi judiciary system in a court where the defendants were present. In June, the Misrata court sentenced three men to death for the killing in 2011 of two people in a brawl at Sirte’s Ibn Sina Hospital.

  66. Wed, July 31, 2013 A judge in Misrata, one of the hardest hit cities during the war, found Ahmed Ibrahim guilty of inciting residents in Muammar Gaddafi's home town of Sirte to form armed gangs and fight the rebels that were seeking to overthrow the Libyan dictator.
    Ibrahim also was convicted of spreading false news through the local radio station there and terrorising and demoralising the public.
    The judge also found him guilty of killing a man named Moftah Sadiq el-Sofrani after kidnapping him from a hospital, as well as giving orders to kidnap and kill five other people from the same family.

    The el-Sofrani family's lawyer, Salim Dans, said that the ruling will be sent to Libya's Supreme Court,
    which will either accept the initial sentencing or accept an appeal, if filed.
    According to Libyan law, Ibrahim would be executed by a firing squad.
    No time frame was given.

    The same court sentenced security official Mansour Al-Daw Gaddafi to death for his role in the civil war several days ago, according to Nasser Jibril, a journalist in Misrata who attended both trials.The security chief belongs to the Gaddafi family and had headed one of Libya's most-hated security bodies called the Popular Guard. He also had been captured by rebels.


    this morning Saturday, 09.21.2013 visit Captive Ahmed Mohammed Ibrahim in Misrata Guantanamo prisons

    The prisoner was found in a deplorable state.

    No strength to speak , and also malnutrition, and ill-treatment so that the visit did not exceed three minutes


  67. http://i44.servimg.com/u/f44/15/64/85/19/protec10.jpg


    Confidentiality of the martyr Khaled Elsafrona .. Our goals: * Revenge for the martyrs and their comrades will not exclude anyone of the leaders of the breakaway regime figures

    سرية الشهيد خالد الصفروني .. * سرية الشهيد مصطفي ارتيمة .. * أهدافنا: * الثأر للشهداء ورفاقهم ولن نستثني اي أحد من قيادات رموز النظام المنشق وأزلامه وننعي أهل الشهيد ...

  68. 22 Jul 2011 Rebels Seek Arms for Pre-Ramadan Offensive

    Sarkozy held talks at his Elysee presidential palace with rebel General Ramadan Zarmuh, Colonel Ahmed Hashem

    and Colonel Brahim Betal Mal, as well as Suleiman Fortia, a local representative of the rebel leadership in Misrata.

    "With a little bit of help, we will be in Tripoli very soon. Very soon means days," Fortia told reporters after the meeting. "We are here in France to discuss how we can do the job."

    General Ramadan Zarmuh, Colonel Ahmed Hashem,

    Colonel Brahim Betal Mal, and Suleiman Fortiya,

    Misurata’s minister on the Benghazi-based Transitional Council,
    were brought to Malta by sea and given special visas to land and attend the talks which were held here on 19 July.

    On the morning of July 28, hours before the rebel assault got underway, NATO forces followed through on the promise to conduct air strikes against Ghazaya and Takut,

    as rebel leaders refused to send their troops in to battle without NATO’s prior ‘softening up’

    of the towns with heavy bombardment.

    Rebel dependence on NATO forces is a notable development when compared to their original policy of absolutist non-interventionism that dominated at the war’s outset in February.

    However, support from the Libyan rebel’s Arab allies in the Gulf are also seen in Nalut
    as  Qatari and Emirati officials vie for influence among the rebels, including a Qatari government representative

    escorting Jalal al-Digheily, the National Transitional Council's civilian Defense Minister, on a tour of front line towns. 

    Five months on, not only are opposition forces in need of Western air power, but also of arms, ammunition, and other types of support, most notably from the tiny Gulf emirate of Qatar.

    After their initial success in this offensive, which combined hi-tech Western air support with crude artillery and locally fashioned ‘technical’ fighting trucks, for the time being the Amazigh and Arab rebels of Western Libya have secured for themselves

    a crucial Tunisian lifeline as well as newfound confidence.


  69. 04.23.14

    Ibrahim tantoush: Suleiman al-Fortiya, Hd of Political prisoners abroad, facilitated my return to #Libya.



    Last week, the Libyan press reported that the camp (named “27” for the kilometer marker on the road between Tripoli and Tunis) was now under the command of Ibrahim Ali Abu Bakr Tantoush, a veteran associate of Osama bin Laden who was first designated
    as part of al Qaeda’s support network in 2002 by the United States and the United Nations. The report said he was heading a group of Salifist fighters from the former Libyan base.


  70. #Libya, #Betelmal: 7000 men from #Misrata are taking part in the offensive against #Sirte but are still on the outskirts, #Libya, #Gaddafi

    #Libya, #Betelmal: 30 percent of gaddafa tribe in #Sirte are fighting Along with Mauritanian mercenaries, #Gaddafi, #Libya

    #Libya, Ibrahim Betelmal, military council of #Misrata: #Gaddafi supported by some 2000 members of gaddadfa tribe in #Sirte, #Libya

    In the last 17 days more than 2,000 residents of the city of Sirte were killed in NATO air strikes.”

    AFP Anti-Kadhafi forces admit losses in Sirte offensive September 21, 2011 by KLN1
    Anti-Kadhafi authorities on Wednesday admitted heavy losses in an assault on the deposed Libyan despot’s hometown Sirte, but said they have captured a string of oasis towns.

    On the battlefront, at least three National Transitional Council fighters, all in their 30s, were killed and 17 wounded Tuesday in Sirte as they encountered unexpectedly fierce resistance from Kadhafi loyalists, said medics.


    The rebels, with NATO assistance, are still cutting off Sirte from essential supplies, including food, water, and electricity, intentionally creating a humanitarian disaster to, as the rebels say, “starve the city into submission.”

    Search for mass graves
    Director of the Office of the Ministry of care to families of martyrs and missing persons in Sirte
    Tariq Zeidan explains the difficulties they face during their search for the graves ...
    Publication 2014.06.19

  71. http://noticias.uol.com.br/album/110829_crisenalibia_album.htm#fotoNav=146

    On this day last year 18/10/2011 we were in Sirte with battalion of the martyrs of free Libya
    led by Sam bin Humaid ,

    Martyr, God willing Mohsen the lame (second from Yemen Ali standing)

    Secretary of the martyr, God willing Alkuafa (mediately image sitting)

    Martyr, God willing Moroccan Hassan (tank) (first from right standing)
    لشهيد بأذن الله محسن العرج (الثاني من علي اليمن وقوفا)
    الشهيد بأذن الله أمين الكوافي (بتوسط الصورة جلوسا )
    الشهيد بأذن الله حسن المغربي(دبابه) ( الاول من اليمين وقوفا)

    Sam bin Humaid

  72. https://www.facebook.com/Allah.Akbar.Libya/photos/a.238645552858226.61484.238343519555096/663761077013336/?type=1&stream_ref=10

    The Libyan “revolution”: come to the dark side we have ice cream

    In an article called “The secrets of the Libyan war “,Al-Kifah Al-Arabi magazine reveals Al-Naseem factory’s role before the start of the February17th revolution in Libya:

    The blog post appeared on August 12, the printed story in the Al-Kifah Al-Arabi mag­a­zine some time earlier.

    Weeks before the start of the Libyan revolution, the port of Misrata was used by the rebels to smuggle containers full of weapons, ammunition and explosives with cooperation of the rebels sympathizers port’s managers.

    The arms containers were emptied at Misrata’s port without going through any customs inspection and kept in the Al-Naseem’s underground stores. Later the arms were transported to Benghazi,Tripoli and other cities in Dairy trucks to be distributed among the rebels on the first days of the revolution.


    Libya:January 2011: Con­tain­ers full of weapons, ammu­ni­tion and explo­sives and around 1000 Thuraya mobile phones were smuggled into Libya through the port of Misrata and distributed
    with the help of Al-Naseem icecream Factory owned by Raiedha fam­ily clan.

    On 4 February 1984 five groups entered the country in the following formations: Fifth group: Nasser Al-Dahra, Jamal Al-Sabai,
    Anis Mohammed Al-Raeed

    Khalid Ahmed Raid, the commander of the Eastern
    Coast militia brigade of Misrata, which was based near the scene of the battle and capture,
    acknowledged that the situation with Muammar Gaddafi was out of control:

    One of the groups of rebels was sweeping the area when they found Gaddafi,
    who was accompanied by about 15 fighters. One person from their group
    came out and asked for help, saying they had some wounded persons. Abu
    Bakr Younis Mansour Dhao, and Abd al-Nabi Dhao were with Gaddafi.
    Abu Bakr Younis was dying. Mansour Dhao survived, he was brought to our base
    alive, he walked on his own when he was brought here…/ p 33 hrw


  73. AP | Monday 3 August 2015,


    Lawyers call for intervention to stop ex-Libya PM execution

    Tunisian president Beji Essebsi and criminal commander Ali Salaabi

    From day one in Tunisia, the hand of the French intelligence services was seen

    In October 2011, Jelil, the head of the TNC, and Ghalioun, the head of the Syrian National Council, reached an agreement to provide military support to the Syrian opposition from Libya. Following this October agreement, the Emir of the LIFG, Abdelhakim Belhadj, traveled to Turkey to meet with the Syrian Free Army to provide training and weapons.
    The same month, November 2011, 600 LIFG terrorists from Libya went to Syria to commence military training and operations. They were led by Mahdi al-Harati, deputy commander of the Tripoli Military Council under Belhadj.

    On December 11, 2011, an agreement was signed in Tripoli between Jelil, Belhadj,
    Ghannouchi (head of the Muslim Brotherhood in Tunisia),

    Hamad Jabber bin Jassim al-Thani (foreign minister and prime minister of Qatar),
    and the number two of the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria to provide weapons and fighters to overthrow Assad in Syria


  74. March 1, 2011
    Today, after a meeting between Obama and UN chief Ban Ki- Moon, sanctions were announced against Libya including a travel ban and assets freeze on Libyan leaders,

    a complete arms embargo and "the means to enforce it,"

    as well as referring the Qaddafi case to the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

    March7, 2011
    In an article which was published in the Independent on March 7, 2011, entitled "America's Secret Plan to Arm Libya's Rebels; Obama Asks Saudis to Airlift Weapons into Benghazi,"

    “NATO has given permission to a number of weapons-loaded aircraft to land at Benghazi airport and some Tunisian airports,” the intelligence report said, identifying masses of weapons including tanks and surface-to-air missiles.

    That report, which was prepared in English so it could be passed by a U.S. intelligence asset to key members of Congress, identified specific air and sea shipments observed by Libyan intelligence moving weapons to the rebels trying to unseat the Gadhafi regime.


    U.N. sanctions panel investigates reports of French/Qatari arms transfers to Libya’s rebels

    A UN report issued on March 20, 2012 confirms that the U.A.E. “may have transferred military materiel to Libya.” The U.A.E. told UN investigators, that NATO had told them that inquiries on this matter should be directed to NATO. As of Jan. 12, 2012 NATO never replied to UN inquiries.

    Foreign Office to face inquiry into role played by UK in Libya's collapse

  75. http://archive.larouchepac.com/node/26258
    UN Panel of Experts Final Report on Libya April 18, 2013
    Human Rights Report: Evidence of war crimes by US, NATO and proxy “rebel” forces


    UN calls for investigation into Gaddafi's death

    An international commission of inquiry, launched by the U.N. Human Rights Council, is already investigating killings, torture and other crimes in Libya.

    Colville said he expected that the team,
    now headed by former ICC President Philippe Kirsch, would look into the circumstances
    of Gaddafi's death and make recommendations about the need for either a full national or international probe.

    “If the NTC fails to investigate this crime it will signal that those who fought against Gaddafi can do anything without fear of prosecution,” he said.

    Impunity was a serious problem. The scarcely functioning criminal courts struggled to try abusive Qadhafi-era officials, but generally skirted the pressing problem of abuses during the year by post-Qadhafi militias, in part because of militia intimidation of judges. When authorities did attempt to conduct trials, threats and acts of violence often influenced and curtailed judicial proceedings. Aside from adopting but not yet implementing legislation to provide a new legal framework and sponsoring dialogues on its implementation throughout the country, the government did not take concrete steps by year's end to advance transitional justice. There were rare investigations and still fewer prosecutions of those believed to have committed abuses.


  76. http://archive.larouchepac.com/files/20130119-factsheet_1.pdf

    FOX News reported Monday that the US was sending guns to Banias and Borj Islam, Syria before the Benghazi terrorist attack.



  77. Among the former officials sentenced to death were
    Prime Minister Al-Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi,
    head of the Revolutionary Guard Mansour Daw,
    head of External Security Abu Zeid Dorda,
    head of the Tripoli branch of Internal Security Milad Salman Daman,
    Brigadier-General Mondher Mukhtar al-Gheneimi,
    Colonel in the Military Intelligence Department Abdel Hamid Ammar Awheida Amer and
    University of Tripoli Faculty of Law member Awaidat Ghandur Abu Sufa.

    A further 23 were given sentences ranging from five years in prison to life imprisonment. Four were acquitted and one was referred to a mental health clinic, without being sentenced.

    Those convicted are expected to appeal to the cassation chamber of Libya’s Supreme Court.

    1 Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the colonel's son
    2 Abdullah al-Senussi, chief of military intelligence
    3 Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi, former Prime Minister

    4 Mansour Daw, security chief

    5 Abuzeid Dorda, head of foreign intelligence

    6 Milad Salem Daman, head of internal security agency Tripoli
    ميلاد سالم ميلاد دامان
    Salem Miloud Daman Director of the Internal Security Service branch Tripoli earlier.

    7 Brig Gen Mondher Mukhtar al-Gheneimi

    (arrested by Derna Martyr Battalion )
    8 Abdel Hamid Ammar Awheida Amer


    Yasser Ben Halim, the head of Tripoli Military Council's Protection Force
    A) Plans were in place from 14 February
    That lasted for about four hours, then we headed for Al-Beyda where there was one of Qaddfi’s brigades called Al-Jareh. We managed to overpower them. After that we went to Benghazi — that’s where the real battle started.

    9 Awidaat Ghandour al-Noubi, University of Tripoli Faculty of Law

  78. Professor Rajab Ali Abudabos, was abducted and held incommunicado by the new Libyan regime

    It is believed that he is still being held in unknown conditions at the prison of the Military Academy in Tripoli. There are many other professors known to be among the thousands of prisoners held without trial, who did not partake in hostilities, such as Dr Ali Abdalaziz Manaa and Dr Khamis Atbaiga believed to be held in prisons at Misurata.

    Faisal Krekshi, 55, now head of the recently renamed Tripoli University took a former dean to prison

    A list of detainees : some writers and authors of in the prisons of darkness

    Some names of Libyan detainees in prisons first list


  79. Detailed description of the man caught on video interrogating Saadi Gadaffi.
    Fought in Afghanistan and member of LIPG Saleh Al Daeke from Zlitan

    Khalid AlShreef After living in the caves of Tora Bora, he became deputy Defence minister, armed terrorists,is now head of AlHadba prison.

    Saadi Gadaffi appears in a video saying "he's being treated well", Khalid AlShreef is stood right next to him.

  80. Attorney Gen Abdel Qader Radwan : cases of 19 senior ex-regime officials to be referred to Tripoli court on 19 September 2013

    Misurata prison Every night they drink alcohol inside the prison and torture the prisoners.

    Jun 23, 2013
    Mitiga Air Base prison under the authority of the Tripoli Supreme Security Committee
    Hashim humans /Bashir :


    received 37 detainees belonging to the former regime.

    In late 2011, the transitional government headed by Abdul Rahim al-Keeb
    granted the Supreme Security Committee (SSC) official recognition as a parallel police force.96


    96 According to the then leader of SSC Benghazi, Fawzi Wanis al-Gaddafi, in April 2012.

    Similarly, the spokesperson of the Western Division of Der’ Libya said in April 2012
    that the capture of azlam was one of the unit’s central tasks. This view was echoed by leading figures in the SSC Tripoli in conversations with the author in March and April 2013

    In September 2011 Abderrezak al-Aradi, a leading Muslim Brother and NTC member,
    helped set up the Supreme Security Committee (SSC) in Tripoli.

    Other prominent representatives include Deputy Interior Minister Omar al-Khadrawi
    and the deputy head of the Benghazi SSC, Fawzi Wanis al-Gaddafi.33

  81. 8 Aug 2015

    Photos from y'day rallies by Qadhafi loyalists in 14 #Libya-n cities & towns demanding the release of Seif al-Islam.

    The detainees, and abductees Afairs section of the NCHRL has received alarming reports for deaths under torture,
    such as that the death of a 15 years-old teenager child Mohamad Ahmed Mikshoo,
    as he was detained illegally on July 31st 2015, in the region of Abu-Al-Hadi,
    and on the sole basis of participating in a peaceful protest, following the harsh & deaths sentences made against the members of the previous kaddafi regime by tripoli court.


    Women at Dubai Street, the city of Sirte
    Women came out on Friday in a huge march in Sirte to condemn the dead penalty of the most prominent pillars of the Gaddafi regime. "Daash" injured and arrested 5 of them


    Daash car at Dubai Street after the shooting on women


    fighters from Saudi Arabia and Bahrain arrive in #Sirte 7 August 2015

    Photos from a visit to #Libya's #Sirte in the summer of 2013
    by #IslamicState central's top ideologue Turki al-Binali


    Many videos uploaded to YouTube shows his meetings with Jihadists in the city of Sert, where he delivered a series of lectures.  He also flew to Morocco in order to preach and to Abyan in Yemen when Al-Qaeda militants gained control over some of its regions.  He traveled to Syria at least twice since the launch of battles at the end of August 2013.
    His published messages in the first months of 2013, which he uses to finish with the phrase “The blessed land of the Levant.” He returned to Bahrain before announcing his final travel to the “State of the caliphate” in February 2014.


    Islamic State fought separate battles with forces loyal to Libya's official government and with a rival group on Wednesday, as growing violence threatened to make U.N.-mediated peace efforts irrelevant.

    1. I saw the video, disturbing but not as extreme as it could be (that I saw anyway, the foot-beating). Thanks for the info on the guy running this. If true, it's a dream come true for some. Having Muammar Gaddafi and/or his sons tortured by al Qaeda terrorists has been a wet dream of Western elites since at least 1996.

  82. Ibrahim Sahad represents Benghazi in Libya’s General National Congress

    Then, since 1990 Sanūsiyya has started acting as coordinator for several opposition figures; and in 2005 in London the National Front for the Salvation of Libya, the Monarchist Party led by Fayez Jibril and Ibrāhīm Sahad, and six other political groups organized an opposition meeting, from which arose the National Accord, in order to restore the constitutional order envisaged by the 1951 UN resolution.

    The same year negotiations between the regime and some Islamic groups were starting, resulting, through Saif al-Islām’s conciliation, in measure of pardon to 132 political prisoners, including 84 Muslim Brotherhood members.


    deafening silence by Western nations on death sentences in #Libya


    9 Aug 2015

    Billboards appeared yesterday across Zliten (160 kms east of #Tripoli) calling for the return of monarchy to #Libya

    26 september 2011 According to the field commander of the National Transitional Council Ahmad Alzletunai, the front-line troops moved 10 kilometers into the east gate of the coastal city Sirte .

  83. Ian Martin UNSMIL : my deepest respect to the people of Misrata for their heroic struggle

    Tarek Abdel-Hadi, a former Libyan prosecutor tracking those missing from Misrata, estimated that he has collected 1,000 names so far in his efforts. (Associated Press)"
    Tariq Abdul-Hadi RSD Relief Aid Association of America Tariq Abdul-Hadi RSD Relief Aid Association of America Internet/Friday, December 25, 2009

    The accountant brought out a photograph of the old Libyan flag, which predates Muammar Gaddafi's seizure of power in a 1969 coup. The red-black-and-green flag with its white crescent moon and star is now ubiquitous in the rebel-held city and other parts of Libya.

    But in December it was forbidden so a small, easily hidden photograph had to do.

    Al Madani then used his mobile phone to play Libya's old national anthem.
    The song dates back to the country's independence in 1951 and was banned after Gaddafi seized power. None of the men present had ever heard it before."We spent the rest of the evening talking about the unrest in Tunisia," al Sahli says, "and about what Libya would be like without Gaddafi."

    The rebels now have two "Operation Rooms," one in Benghazi and one in Nafusa.
    The people manning the command centers speak good English and have local mobile telephones and satellite phones. The phones enable the rebels and NATO to coordinate their efforts, which is why the Jadu Brigade is now waiting on the road to Tripoli.

    A barracks housing the elite unit headed by Gadhafi's son Khamis is on the other side of the bridge. Uraibi's group tried to capture the Khamis positions at first, but then they decided to call the Operation Room and give the staff their coordinates.


    Abusahmain appointed Sheikh Shaban Masoud Ahdieh - one of the rebel leaders who worked with NATO forces in 2011 to attack the regime’s bases - as head of the Operations Room, which numbers some 7,000 fighters.

    But Ahdieh is also a radical Islamic leader who, according to Libyan reports, was the right-hand man of Abu Anas al-Libi, an Al-Qaida leader apprehended by special American forces at the beginning of October. While the speaker of the parliament has subsequently decided to appoint someone else to head the Operations Room, it seems that, at least for now, the militia continues to take orders from its previous leader.


    Corrupt to the core, Abusahmain funded his own militia (the LROR) instead of #Libya's army.

  84. ISIS occupies Sirte, Libya.
    Published on Jun 4, 2012

    Terrorist gangs enter Sirte, Libya, on brand new Saudi 4x4s, after NATO had destroyed
    the city by carpet bombing with White Phosphorus and Depleted Uranium.
    Now ISIS is in full control of the city, and has recently beheaded 21 Christians there.

    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 accident, at around 3am, happened at Bukrain, half way between Misrata and Sirte,
    at the junction with the road heading down to Hun and Sebha.
    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.

    31 july 2013
    In news agency to Libya Today: in the area Alnovljeh gathered more than 150 armored cars of Ansar al-Sharia coming from Benghazi, including a force led by Sam bin Humaid and a battalion of February 17 at Alnovljeh east of Sirte, 115 km and 3 battalions from Misratah in the area of ​​Zamzam west of Sirte, 130 km, and their supporters advocate for legitimacy today after a battle with the army led by Colonel Salah Abouhliqh


    Quoting WikiLeaks Cyrenaica: Presidency of the General Staff decided to appoint
    Colonel Jamal Zahawy as Battalion commander of Zawiya martyrs as successor to the late colonel Salah Bohlaiqah


  85. 3 Aug 2015
    Libya IS kidnaps head of an oil company and kills protestors, Sirte


    JUNE 10, 2015 A coalition of Islamist militias in the Libyan city of Darnah has vowed to eliminate a local unit of the Islamic State


    The Shura Council is also more closely allied with the Misuratan brigades that have been battling the Islamic State near Surt,

  86. Libya’s Islamic State branch on Thursday brutally put down a rebellion against the group
    in the town of Sirte, halfway between the capital Tripoli and the eastern port of Benghazi.
    IS killed 38 members of the Ferjani tribe and shelled a residential area of Sirte, which has become the IS stronghold in Libya, according to a report by local daily Libya Herald.
    Two children and four elderly civilians were killed in the IS shelling, the herald reported.

    The other 32 casualties comprised of Ferjani fighters, including local leader Marbouk al-Ferjani.Fighting broke out in Sirte on Tuesday after IS allegedly killed a local conservative cleric, Khalid bin Rajab Ferjani, who was imam at the town’s Cordoba Mosque. (district 3)

    The group is said to have killed the cleric because he had refused to allow IS control of his mosque.Ferjani fighters responded to the cleric’s assassination by urging locals to rise up against IS and on Thursday killed two of the group’s commanders – Saudi Abu Huzaifa Ansari and Egyptian Abu Hammam Masri.

    IS announce the killing of Col Ali al-Sadiq, Cmdr of #Libya-n Army's al-Jalit brigade
    and two of his sons in #Sirte 13 Aug 2015

    8 injured killed inside Ibn Sina hospital. 13 Aug 2015

    14 Aug 2015 Photo this evening in Sirte #Libya: People crucified by #ISIS/Daesh

    Two of the men crucified today are Werfelli.

    The latest on #IS's brutal crushing of the Salafist uprising in #Libya's #Sirte

    While Sirte residents were fighting for their lives against #ISIS/Daesh today, there was a military parade in Tripoli?!

    Libya perceives @UNSMILibya agenda is to divvy up #Libya,stem flow of migrants.
    Ending the slaughter is low priority

    Misratan Safroni clan : district 1

  87. 15 August 2015
    A similar battle occurred in the eastern city of Derna in June
    when ISIS was expelled by rival Islamist fighters who teamed up with locals angered by the arrival of foreign militants and clerics.

    ISIS launched an offensive to retake Derna this week.


    In early June, fighting broke out in the eastern city of Derna between ISIS militants
    and the forces of the Mujahideen Shura Council (DMSC), a militia linked to al-Qaeda.
    After ISIS radicals opened fire on civilians opposing their rule, the DMSC joined forces with the Libyan National Army and drove ISIS out of Derna.

    Bugaighis, whose father was a general in the Libyan Army under King Idriss (the man Qaddafi overthrew in 1969), is a 1987 graduate of George Washington University.

    Dr. Salwa Fawzi El-Deghali

    Jalal al-Dugheily NTC Defense Minister A Libyan army veteran, he grew up in the same Benghazi neighborhood as the Sallabis.


    People close to Mr. Belhaj emphasize they operated under the auspices of the NTC's Defense Ministry and that any weapons shipments were blessed by transitional Defense Minister Jalal al-Dugheily.

    Thursday 2 July 2015,
    An informed source has confirmed the death of 6 ISIS fighters that fled custody in Derna, Libya. Of the six, three were Tunisian nationals, two were the sons of Sufyan bin Qumu, a known militant leader in the area.

    Islamic State militants in Libya crucified three brothers of a local family after suspicions arose that they were supporting the local Libyan government, which under ISIS law is equivalent to apostasy.

  88. Colonel Al-Nwisri is an unknown. He seems to be a supporter of the Darnah Islamists,
    according to rumors that he liberated a Gaddafi base
    and gave arms to the Darnah Brigade fighters
    in the first days of the insurrection. There are few references in the international media to this person

    To the right, Shareef and Bougaighis (orange) control the Central Bank and state oil company.
    With an alliance with the diplomats (blue) they can funnel aid and funding from the US to leaders of our choice.
    Bougaighis—NTC executive body’s National Oil Company head.

    27 Sep 2014
    Azzouz, 48, an expert bomb-maker, is now accused of running an al-Qaeda network in eastern Libya.

    Islamic State December 10, 2014
    Residents said that the group has between 150 and 250 members, most of them returning from Syria, between the age of 18 and 21 years. And that they founded the "legitimacy of the court" and "legitimate institutes" for recruitment.

    Since the beginning of the crisis in Syria, thousands of refugees have arrived in Libya.
    Many of them have settled in Misurata. Within the past two months, the Libyan Red Crescent and the Misurata-based Syrian Refugees Council have registered more than 500 families, most of them newly arrived.

    Thousands of refugees have arrived in Libya from Syria since the beginning of the crisis in their country. Many have settled in Misrata, western Libya.
    Within the past two months, the Libyan Red Crescent and the Misrata-based Syrian Refugees Council have registered more than 500 families, most of them newly arrived. Although local communities have been generous, some of the newcomers badly needed help during the first days after their arrival. The Misrata branch of the Libyan Red Crescent and the ICRC distributed food and other essentials to cover the needs of 3,000 people for a month. 

    Bin Qumu has a small paramilitary force training in the Bou Musafir forest on the outskirts of Derna. He insists that if the head of the boy scouts or the city's clan leaders asked him to disband the training camp, he would do so.http://en.qantara.de/The-Countrys-Jihadist-Minority/19913c21320i0p9/index.html

    Abdelkarim al-Hasadi, who fought with Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan, appears to have de facto control of the Derna Emirate. Men like al-Hasadi are certain to get what support al-Qaeda can

    Eastern Libya's Zuwaya and Misratah tribal chieftains, who enjoyed great power before Col Gaddafi took over, sense an opportunity to seize control of oil revenues.

  89. November 29, 2013 ·
    Marg : Demonstrations against the Brotherhood in Marg Jafar Mosque, and the expulsion of al-Khatib Safrani Brotherhood,


    Since 2013, unidentified assailants in Derna have assassinated at least five judges and prosecutors, and two women – a former lawmaker and a former security official.
    Unidentified armed militias have also attacked and destroyed tombs in mosques, including Derna’s historic al-Sahaba Mosque, which extremists have repeatedly targeted since 2011.

    An activist who recently fled Derna told Human Rights Watch on November 13 that the Islamic Youth Shura Council emerged in April, gradually took control of the city and created its own public administration to rule Derna.


    On August 19, the Islamic Shura Youth Council oversaw the public execution
    of Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed, an Egyptian national, at a football stadium in western Derna, after accusing him of killing Khalid al-Drissi,
    Mohamed Najib Hweidi, head of the appeals court for the Green Mountain region, was assassinated on June 16, 2013; Mohamed Khalifah al-Naas, deputy general prosecutor for the Green Mountain region was killed on November 9, 2013; Retired judge Youssef al-Kreimi died in Tunis on December 24, 2013 from wounds he sustained during an assassination attempt on November 25, 2013 in Derna;

    Abdelaziz al-Hassadi, Libya’s former general prosecutor, was assassinated on February 8, 2014; and former judge Mohamed Bouejeilah al-Mansouri was killed on April 28, 2014.

    Massgrave research cyrenaica under the supervision of the authority of the Attorney-General Abdul-Aziz al-Husadi and Mufti Sadiq Ghiryani. 2012

    Combined with the vaguely defined separation of powers
    between the GNC and the government, this has encouraged the GNC to act as a counterweight to the government as a whole, and seize powers including the right to decide
    appointments to key positions such as the central bank governor, the army chief of staff, or the general prosecutor.

  90. Apr 3, 2015
    While the Libyan government is begging for international assistance of all kinds,
    including aid to its armed forces, the leadership in Tobruk is afraid airstrikes will only
    plunge Libya into greater chaos and topple the already fragile economy.

    US Considering an `Al-Sisi’ Option for Libya
    The Pentagon and US intelligence community are weighing
    what is referred to as an “Al-Sisi Option” for Libya,
    as the June 17 deadline for a United Nations-brokered cease-fire
    and unity government deal nears, with no sign of a diplomatic breakthrough

    June 15, 2015
    U.S. and Libyan officials confirmed Monday that two U.S. fighter planes dropped 225 kilogram bombs in Libya, targeting a former North African al-Qaida chief.
    These were the first American airstrikes in Libya since the 2011 uprising against leader Moammar Gadhafi.

  91. Omar Belmokhtar’s katiba of Benghazi also occupies a special place in the international jihadist organisational chart, which is still under the supervision of Azouz and of Al-Issaoui. It has gathered weapons for Syria since 2011.
    In June 2012, it opened another supply route, this one in the direction of Mali.
    Donations however do not come only from Libya.
    During the taking of the Syrian city of Raqaa by Jabhat Al-Nusra,
    the organisation transferred half of the gold found on-site to AQIM. This transfer occurred thanks to the Omar Belmokhtar brigade, which “converted” the cache into stocks of weapons, of which Katiba 315 took possession in Oubari in summer 2012.
    This equipment (ZU-23, Dushka, RPG29, but also SAM-7 and light weapons) was in part hidden in the Libyan desert. The rest was sent to AQIM fighters in Mali.

    In early 2013, during negotiations concerning the protection of the oil fields, the Zintan brigades informed the Toubous that the brigade 315 was receiving a regular influx of equipment and of ammunition from the remaining members of the Libyan Supreme Security Committee, most of whom are Salafist, with the consent of the local council in Misrata. 

    A large portion of these weapons were diverted from their final destination and remained in Libya, under the control of the men of Katiba 315, who wanted to set up camps in the Toubou region, by force if necessary. This information is corroborated by several skirmishes between Toubou units of Cherfadine and the Touareg of Katiba 315, which occurred in July, August and September 2013 east of the Salvador Pass.

    Oct. 19, 2012
    Last month The Times of London reported that a Libyan ship "carrying the largest consignment of weapons for Syria … has docked in Turkey."
    The shipment reportedly weighed 400 tons and
    included SA-7 surface-to-air anti-craft missiles and rocket-propelled grenades.

    Sources: the Jihadi leader killed by US strike in Ajdabiya last June is #AQIM's Abd al-Malik Drokdal - not Belmokhtar

    Possibly one of the reasons IS has not so far appeared in southern Libya is that it is within the bailiwick of Mokhtar Belmokhtar also known as Khaled Abou El Abbas or Laaouar, Algerian terrorist of the Chaamba tribe, leader of the group Al-Murabitoun, sometime Al-Qaeda Amir and kidnapper, smuggler and weapons dealer. Mokhtar Belmokhtar has gone suspiciously quiet recently. John Oakes 26th April 2015

  92. The map used by Washington for combating terrorism under the Pan-Sahel Initiative says a lot.

  93. Is ISIS really in Libya? Well, yes and no. ISIS has become a kind of open-source brand, complete with an entire seasonal fashion line, a logo and a full range of merchandise.
    In fact, absolutely anyone who fancies it can simply fly the ISIS flag, or print out an A4 page and blue-tac it to the wall while filming a martyrdom video


  94. FM Al-Dairi sends letter to Ban Ki-Moon urging aid against #ISIS "Genocide" in #Sirte

    16 Aug 2015

    Dabbashi: UN position clear, no weapons approval to army before unity govt formed, even if #ISIS occupies all #Libya

    1. WTF? While they're at it, why not include Deash in this magical whimsical coalition government, and then there'll be no need for weapons anyway. Win-win!

    2. U.N. envoy confident Libya factions can seal deal around Sept. 10


      Libya's unofficial government dropped out of the latest round of U.N.-backed peace talks on Thursday,

      Libyan delegation headed by FM Al-Dairi &Col. Hassi in their visit to #France for 2days visit & sign an agreement. 25 Aug 2015

      "All actors are around the table"

  95. More than a thousand vehicles belonging to the Libya Shield forces for Central and Western Regions arrived in Tripoli in August 2013
    Although the president of Congress, Nuri Abu Sahmain, called in July 2013 on Libya Shield brigades from across the country to Tripoli to defend it, Congress in June ordered the government to draw up plans to dissolve all brigades, including Libya Shield brigades, by the end of the year.

    22 May, 2014
    Witnesses in Tripoli said they saw Misrata militiamen take positions early on Thursday

    in army barracks in the city’s south, near the airport highway.

    The residents spoke on condition of anonymity, fearing for their own safety.
    • The Libya Revolutionaries Operations Room, considered a strong supporter of the Brotherhood as the latter has used it in its political disputes with its rivals. An example is its abduction of former premier Ali Zeidan in 2013.

    Sabratha The Madhuni Brigade is part of the Libyan Revolutionaries’ Operations Room,
    set up by Nuri Abu Sahmain last year to secure the capital and which is now the main “Islamist” grouping within Libya Dawn.  It is a key element in the current fighting west of Tripoli.

    11 feb. 2015 -
    Conversely, the HOR's opponents in Tripoli -- the Islamist and hardline-revolutionary-controlled General National Congress (GNC) and the militia alliance known as "Operation Libya Dawn" -- are downplaying the threat.

    For example, the prime minister in Tripoli, Omar al-Hassi, and the Libyan Revolutionaries Operations Room militia have denied an ISIS connection to the January 27 attack on Tripoli's Corinthia Hotel.


  96. Libyan Rebels Re-Smoldering the Dead?



    AJE Tripoli Reports :Dairieh: Yes, the rebels faced opposition in Bab Al-Azizya, Gaddafi’s headquarters and the area where he lived.

    But the last strong opposition was in Abu Salim, which was where I was,
    with the 17 February Martyr group.
    Humdorman = أم درمان أبو سليم Omdurman Abu Salim

    By the evening of the 21st, however, the rebels had taken control of most of Tripoli.

    I was staying with the rebels in a makeshift camp in Tripoli airport.
    Tripoli had been cleared of Gaddafi’s forces, with the exception of the Abu Salim quarter.
    I was with the 17 February Martyrs.

    Another rebel group had entered the district already and we were behind them. Snipers were shooting at us from a building ahead, and once we got to Humdorman, at the heart of Abu Salim, we encountered heavy resistance from the remains of Gaddafi’s forces.
    The rebels, divided into groups, occupied the whole area.

    Tripoli The fall of Tripoli 2014 , the take over by Libya Shield & Misrata forces

    VICE News filmmaker Medyan Dairieh was in Libya in 2011 to witness the revolution.
    This year, he returned to follow members of the 17th February battalion, a rebel group fighting against Haftar’s forces. Dairieh witnessed first-hand how life after the Libyan revolution has devolved into lawlessness and Islamic State-linked extremism.

    VICE News

    Three years after the Libyan revolution and the subsequent downfall of its dictator Muammar Qaddafi, the country has descended further into chaos and insecurity.
    Rebel militias, radical Islamists and former Qaddafi commander Khalifa Haftar are among the different groups vying for power and oil wealth, creating a vacuum in which violence and militancy reign supreme.

  97. mahdi al harati - was he in the shed? The guy going into the Khamis shed at 0.05 is none other than Al-Harati.

    The CIA bag-man Mahdi al-Harati had until October 11 been the commander of the Qatari-trained Tripoli brigade , the NTC-aligned body that , under the protection of NATO air cover ,
    overwhelmed pro-Gaddafy forces in Libya’s capital last August .

  98. Libya helps bankroll Syrian opposition movement

    CAIRO — The top financer of the Syrian opposition is no Arabian Peninsula oil kingdom or cloak-and-dagger Western spy outfit, but struggling, war-ravaged Libya, which is itself recovering from a devastating civil conflict.

    According to a budget released by the Syrian National Council and posted to its Web site
    late Sunday,
    the Libyan government contributed $20.3 million of the $40.4 million
    that the opposition umbrella group has amassed since its creation in October 2011.

    Qatar gave $15 million, and the United Arab Emirates contributed $5 million, according to the document.
    Unlike Qatar and the UAE, which are absolute monarchies, Libya has embarked on a rocky path toward democracy and shares an ideological vision with Syrian revolutionaries.

    Fighters Libya 4400 Dead 2893

    ‘List of Foreign Deaths in Fight Against Syrian Army’ on 03 January 2014
    Libya 2,893 killed 783 missing

    Sunday, 24 May 2015 British ISIS recruits have begun switching their routes to Syria, traveling through Italy to Libya to avoid detection, The Guardian reported this week.

  99. the Network of Free Ulema called for full rebellion against Libya



    Sheikh Sadiq al-Gharyani (Libya):We call people to support the Free Syrian Army


    Sheikh Sadiq al-Gharyani (Libya) Dr. Ghaith Mahmoud al-Fakhiri (Libya)
    Dr. Salem Ash-Sheikhi Libya Dr. Salem Jabir Libya
    Dr. Usamah Al Sallabi Libya Dr. Salim al-Sallabi (Libya) Dr. Ali Al Sallabi Libya
    Dr. Muhammad Abu Sudra Libya
    Dr. Nader Al Umrani Libya Sheikh Dr. Hamza Abu Fares Libya

    Minister of Endowments and Religious Affairs himself, Hamza Abu Faris,

    September 12, 2014 Sheikh Sadiq al-Gharyani
    Mufti of Libya Sadiq Ghiryani thanked in Sudan Bashir for the support of the Muslim Brotherhood
    Ghiryani secretly visited Khartoum and met with senior officials just days after the disclosure of a Sudanese aircraft with weapons destined for the 'dawn of Libya'.

  100. 7 August 2014

    Al-Harati, from Firhouse in Dublin, has fought in multiple countries, including Libya and Syria, as part of revolutionary brigades : elected mayor of Libyan capital Tripoli

    29 August 2015
    Controversy as Central Tripoli fires “incompetent” mayor, appoints new one

    The capital’s Central Tripoli district elected a new mayor on  Thursday, replacing outgoing Mahdi al-Harati, who was fired amid accusations of incompetence.

    Abdulrauf Beitelmal,
    an engineer by trade, was elected by only five out of the nine municipal councillors, the minimum required to elect a mayor, Libya Herald reported.

    The council – including Beitelmal –  convened on 20 August to withdraw confidence in Irish-Libyan Harati, a one time inhabitant of Dublin and former rebel commander in the 2011 NATO-backed revolt that toppled Muammar Gaddafi.

    Appointed in August last year, Harati was accused of failing to show up for work and for regularly leaving the country, when the city was hit by food, petrol and power shortages at the height of the fighting last summer.
    During some of the heaviest points in the clashes which erupted just before he was elected, Harati allegedly flew to Europe, angering Tripoli residents by posting photos of his travels on his social media accounts.

    There are also accusations of fraud against the former mayor. According to a November 2011 email sent by global intelligence company Strafor and published by WikiLeaks, Harati received a €200,000 pay off ($230,000) to leave the National Transitional Council.

    Money which was eventually stolen from his house in Dublin, according to the email.

  101. wanted for justice

    -Ibrahim Beitelmal,
    spokesman for Misrata's military council, said he believes Tawergha should be wiped off the map,

    -The head of Misrata's military council, Ibrahim Beitelmal, instead claimed that human rights organizations such as Amnesty International and Médecins sans Frontières were part of "Gadhafi's fifth column." p 14

    Ibrahim Beitelmal also alleged that "the damage in Sirte was done by Gadhafi forces to blacken the image of the rebels."


    And Haitham Beit Elmal, director of Alruyemi prison, promised all the prisoners that he will bring the district Attorney tomorrow to hear the complaints of all the prisoners and they all will be display on the prosecution and the innocent will be released.


    The captive
    Amer Abdul Khaliq, who did not cry despite the strength those bastards used to attack the human dignity ...

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