Libyan National Army

  • Oct- 2018 -
    31 October

    Al-Fuqaha attack highlights Islamic State’s growing confidence in Libya

    The Islamic State assault and brief seizure of al-Fuqaha in central Libya highlights the group's growing capacity, interest, and confidence in Libya

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  • 8 October
    AfricaHisham al-Ashmawy

    Egypt special forces officer turned militant Hisham al-Ashmawy captured in Libya

    The force that controls eastern Libya it captured former special forces officer Hisham al-Ashmawy, one of Egypt's most-wanted jihadists

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  • Sep- 2018 -
    6 September
    CommentaryAftermath of an attack on an election headquarters in Tripoli, Libya

    Escalating Libya conflict fueled by international inaction

    The recent amplification of Libya’s years-long chaos needs to be tackled, and the paralyzed international community must step up, Erin Neale argues

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  • Jun- 2018 -
    25 June
    CommentaryBenghazi, Libya

    Libya: more violence to come as groups jockey for control leading up to elections

    Clashes between a weakened General Haftar and immensely unpopular Ibrahim Jadhran’s men raise the possibility of Libya’s complete destruction, The Atlantic Council's Erin A. Neale says

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  • May- 2018 -
    8 May
    AfricaFormer Libyan General Khalifa Haftar.

    Suicide bomb kills 2 in eastern Libya

    A suicide bomber on Tuesday attacked a checkpoint in eastern Libya held by militiamen loyal to General Khalifa Haftar, killing at least two people including a civilian, a senior security official said. The attacker also killed a fighter from Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army when the vehicle they were driving exploded at a roadblock 90 kilometres (56 miles) east of Sirte, General Al-Mabruk Sahban told AFP. The attack has not yet been claimed. Sahban added that earlier in the day security services had detonated another car bomb discovered in the area. The attack on the checkpoint comes a day after Haftar announced the start of an offensive to recapture the city of Derna, held by Islamists and jihadists of the Mujahedeen Shura Council. In March, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for two attacks against LNA checkpoints that killed 10 people. Last week, ISIS claimed a suicide attack in Tripoli against Libya’s electoral commission that killed 14 people. Libya has been wracked by chaos since a 2011 uprising that toppled and killed its long-time dictator Muammar Qaddafi, with two rival authorities vying for control. Haftar supports an administration based in the east of the country. A United Nations-backed unity government based …

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  • Apr- 2018 -
    24 April
    CommentaryLibyan General Khalifa Haftar

    Subservient sovereignty: How Libyan is the Libya crisis?

    The international community shot itself in the foot by over-exerting its influence in Libya. Now Khalifa Haftar is sick and Libyans will suffer.

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  • 10 April
    CommentaryFormer Libyan General Khalifa Haftar.

    Libya’s militia problem

    The international community’s narrow focus on political harmony will have huge costs for the future of Libya and the region.

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