Libyan actors

Tracking developments of Libyan Actors in Libya’s security space including armed group activity, state security operations and political activities pertaining to Libya’s security.

HoR member hosts militia leaders in Zawiyya

On 12 April, House of Representatives (HoR) member Ali Abu Zuriba held a meeting in his house in Zawiyya with the commander of the Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade (TRB) Ayoub Abu Ras, the deputy commander of the Stability Support Apparatus (SSA) Muhammad Hassan Abu...

NGOs call on Maltese government to halt migrant pushbacks to Libya

On 10 April, twenty-two Maltese organisations and academics called on the Malta government to stop pushing back people at sea to Libya, following allegations that 83 migrants on a boat adrift in Maltese waters had been ‘forcibly intercepted’ by the Libyan Coastguard...

US ‘corrects’ reports on training of ‘armed groups’ in Libya

On 9 April, Africa Intelligence, Nova Agency and several other news sites reported that the American private military company Amentum had begun training the 444 Brigade (commanded by Mahmoud Hamza), the 111th (Misrata) ‘Halbous’ Brigade (the former brigade of Libyan...

Anti-Dabaiba sentiment rising in western Libya as militia leaders meet

On 12 April, Nasser Ammar, the commander of the Support Force of Operation Burkan al-Ghadab (Operation Volcano of Rage; formed to oversee the defence of Tripoli against the LNA attack in 2019- 20), indicated that a major military operation would soon take place in...

US Defense Attaché delegation visits several security posts

A US Defense Attaché delegation travelled to Misrata and al-Khoms, where they ‘made productive visits’ to the Central Military Zone, Al Khoms naval base, and various important military and counterterrorism forces, stressing that the US ‘will continue to support...