The main fightings between armed groups in Sabratha are finished. The Operation Room fighting IS (ORfIS) helped with Al Wadi Katiba, the 22nd Al Saiqa and other units as the 103rd battalion based in Tajoura took control of the coastal city. Thousands of migrants were found following the weeks of clashes. Most of them were... Lire la suite →
Since the number of migrants crossing the Mediterranea is decreasing, attention is focused on one of the many reasons helping for this to happen, the 48 Infantry Brigade. At the end of last year, the Ministry of Defense of the Government National Accord, based in Tripoli decided to create units specialized in countering oil smuggling.... Lire la suite →
Friday 3 March: The so-called Saraya Defend Benghazi (SDB) group launches "Back to Benghazi". This operation's goal is to bring back the families who fled Benghazi under the Libyan National Army. Convoys belonging to SDB, Katiba 19/9, Al-Farouq Brigade, Petroleum Facilities Guard, Al Marsa Brigade left Jufrah district towards Ras Lanuf. On the first day, Boshra... Lire la suite →
On June 2, I published an analysis of 7 pages on the Islamist militant alliances in Libya available on Jane's website. For reading the full piece you need to register. By Tom FNX. © 2017 « Freedom of Writing » All rights reserved.
With the ending of the Ganfouda district battle, the LNA units which were involved are receiving "new missions". Some leaks are already published on social networks regarding the 212 infantry battalion having a new position assigned close to Derna, in order to fight the Mujahideen Shura Council of Derna (MSCD). The war led by Libyan National... Lire la suite →
This Facebook page is managed by a smuggler "working" between Tripoli and Zuwarah, on the western coast. His "mission" is to put refugees on the inflatable boats from Libya to Italy. The price is $400 from Tunisia to Italy and $1000 from Libya to Italy ("discount for families"). Some smugglers are working also as coast... Lire la suite →
Injured of the Libyan National Army have arrived in Rome for treatment as a result of recent clashes against Saraya Defend Benghazi in the Oil Crescent. A C-130 J, belonging to Italian Air Force landed near Benghazi, in Benina airbase, to take 22 LNA wounded from the last clashes to Rome. Pictures released on social... Lire la suite →
Khalifa Belqasim Haftar was born in 1943 in Ajdabiya and he's member of al Firjan tribe. Finishing his secondary studies in Darnah, he was enrolled in the "Royal Military Academy" in Benghazi, then he was appointed in 1966 to the artillery corps. The beginning of his career was under the orders of Muammar Gaddafi, who recruited cadets to... Lire la suite →