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.

Dabaiba and Menfi receive Turkish chief of staff in Tripoli

On 14 July, Government on National Unity (GNU) Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Abdul Hameed Dabaiba received the Chief of Staff (CoS) of the Turkish Army Metin Gurak and his accompanying delegation. The meeting was attended by the CoS the Libyan Army, Muhammed...

Inter-militia abductions and clashes in Zawiyya amid uptick in violence

On 10 July, a member of Muhammed al-Baroun aka al-Far’s militia was kidnapped by the militia of Muhammad Kashlaf aka al-Qasseb, and a member of al-Qasseb’s militia was kidnapped by al-Far in return. Majdi Kashlaf, cousin of al-Qasseb, was kidnapped in the center of...

Saddam Haftar visits Burkina Faso and meets President Traoré

On 9 July, Saddam Khalifa Haftar officially visited Burkina Faso as a special envoy of his father, Libyan National Army (LNA) Commander Khalifa Haftar. He was received by transitional President Ibrahim Traoré in the presidential palace in the capital Ouagadougou. They...

Political activists kidnapped in Misrata amid strong condemnation

On 8 July, in the centre of Misrata, political activist Moatassim Billah al-Araibi and his companion Muhammed Ishtewi were abducted by unidentified armed men in civilian clothes and taken away in two blacked-out cars. A couple of hours later, Ishtewi was released...

HSC member unharmed after assassination attempt in Tripoli

On 5 July, the National Consensus Bloc in the High State Council (HSC) condemned an attempted attack on its member, Abdussalam al-Safrani, and demanded an immediate investigation into the incident. The man was shot at by an attacker with a Kalashnikov outside his home...

Concerns rise about migrant abuses in Central Mediterranean route

On 5 July, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the Mixed Migration Centre (MMC) and IOM published a report called ‘Abuse, protection and justice along routes between East and West Africa and Africa’s Mediterranean Coast: A route-based perspective on key risks’ alongside a...