We now know that the attacker who mowed down cyclists and pedestrians on a bike path in Manhattan, was inspired, if not directly enabled, by ISIS. The act of terror killed eight people and injured more than a dozen others, reminding us that whatever we are doing to fight ISIS, al Qaeda, and their ilk is not working. The recent spate of terror attacks in the United States and Europe are evidence enough, as is the constant stream of devastating attacks throughout the Muslim world.
Our gut reaction when any attack occurs is to fixate on the attacker’s country of origin and his affiliation with a particular group. U.S. counterterrorism policy is framed the same way, and it is missing the point. The real threat to the West is the Salafi jihadi movement, as my colleague Katherine Zimmerman writes. Continuer à lire … « America’s counterterror strategy must be fixed starting with Libya »
The British government has provided 4 million U.S. dollars worth of demining equipment to the Libyan government to remove landmines in the city of Sirte. »The British government has delivered 4 million U.S. dollars equipment to the Libyan authorities to help make Sirte safe, » the British Embassy to Libya said on social media Thursday. Continuer à lire … « Libya – Britain provides Libya with 4 mln USD worth of demining equipment »
No wonder Trump refused to acknowledge the deaths of four fallen U.S. troops last month.
The Pentagon originally described the joint American-Nigerien mission as a routine meet-and-greet session with local elders at a Nigerien town, which meant American troops were “unlikely” to encounter any hostile forces. But sources now describe the mission as a dangerous kill-and-capture one that went very wrong. Continuer à lire … « US troops sent on doomed Niger mission after request for military backup was rejected »
The Tunisian city of Hammamet is to host between 20-22 of November the Libyan International Oil Services Conference organized by the Supreme Council of Libyan and Tunisian Businessmen (SCLTB).
The head of SCLTB, Abdulhafeez Al-Sukrofi, told to Afrigate news website on Monday that the conference will see the participation of international companies specialized in the oil sector, including 8 from Russia and 6 from China, in addition to two others from the US. Continuer à lire … « Libya – Libyan International Oil Services Conference to be held in Tunisia in November »
enlèvements par des groupes ramés actifs dans la région.
assassinats dans les régions frontalières du Mali, de la Libye et dans le nord du Niger. Continuer à lire … « Mise en garde des Etats Unis à leurs ressortissants face à des risques d’enlèvement au Sahel »
Egypt’s military has foiled an attempt to smuggle arms and illegal materials into the country across its western border with Libya, the armed forces said in a statement on Monday evening.
The operation resulted in the destruction of six 4×4 vehicles and the killing of all « criminal elements » inside, according to the statement. Continuer à lire … « Egypt’s military foils attempt to smuggle arms and illegal materials across Egypt-Libya border »
U.S. special operations troops have captured a militant believed to be a key figure in the 2012 attack against the special mission compound in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
Commandos captured Mustafa al-Imam in Libya just before midnight local time Sunday, reports the Associated Press, citing administration officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Al-Imam is now in Department of Justice custody and is expected to arrive in the U.S. within the next two days on a military plane. Continuer à lire … « Libya – US Forces Capture Militant Instrumental In Benghazi Attack »