The Libya Effect

North Africa and  Europe are threatened by Libya’s instability By Nicholas Noe Five years on from the start of the Arab Spring, North Africa seems to be experiencing its worst security breakdown since the end of colonialism in the 1950s and early 1960s. In Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, the government is fighting a wide-ranging, counter-insurgency battle

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New Daesh Leader in Libya Says Group “Stronger Every Day”

TRIPOLI, March 10 – A senior Daesh militant has said in an interview identifying him as the new leader of the jihadists’ Libyan offshoot that the extremist organisation is getting “stronger every day” in the north African country. Abdul Qadr al-Najdi, described in an interview released by the SITE monitoring group on Thursday as “the emir

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Security Forces Raid Daesh Hideout in Libya’s Sabratha

TRIPOLI, March 3 – Security forces in the western Libyan city of Sabratha said they had killed seven suspected Daesh fighters in a raid on a militant hideout on Wednesday. Local brigades have been battling militants in Sabratha since they briefly overran the city center last week and beheaded more than 10 brigade members. That followed a

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