Showing posts with label State Fighters in Libya. Show all posts
Showing posts with label State Fighters in Libya. Show all posts

Monday, October 12, 2015

Split in Libya causes Concern in Qatar

In Libya the civil war, in which a significant role belongs to external players, is continuing. It has long been known that one of the main sponsors of radical Libyan groups is Qatar which supports the coalition “Dawn of Libya”. However, in recent days has come information on a new split in the Dawn of Libya coalition. So, according to mass media reports, rebels from Misurata which made up the backbone of the Islamist coalition were “wavering”. Understanding that the Misurata ones can waver and go on to negotiations with the new government, the Qataris began to additionally strengthen an alternative force in the agency of the Libyan “Islamic State”, which is now expanding its presence near Sirt. Also, according to available data, Libyan IS is actively intercepting control over the transit of drugs through Libya and the flow of illegal migrants to the EU, thereby trying to strengthen its financial base directly within the territory of Libya.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Egyptian Air Force Bombs Islamic State Fighters in Libya

Following the release of a video showing ISIL militants beheading 21 Egyptian Christian Copts, Egypt's Air Force bombed Islamic State positions in Libya at dawn Monday, according to local state television.
Egypt reserves to itself a right to respond to the execution of of 21 Egyptian Copts by ISIL - Egyptian

CAIRO (Sputnik) – The Egyptian Air Force has carried out a series of bombings on Islamic State (ISIL) positions in Libya following execution of 21 Egyptian Copts, Egyptian state television said Monday.

On Sunday evening, the ISIL published a video showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christian Copts who were kidnapped in Libya.