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.

LNA receives two Russian naval vessels at Tubruq port

The Libyan National Army (LNA) Navy said that on 16 June, two Russian warships, the guided missile cruiser Varyag (Slava class, commissioned in 1989, flagship of the Pacific Fleet) and the guided missile destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov (Udaloy class, commissioned in...

Member of al-Dhawi’s 55th Brigade kidnapped and arrested

On 13 June, a member of Muhammar al-Dhawi's 55th (Wershefana) Brigade was kidnapped and arrested by Tripoli militias near the Dehiba border crossing with Tunisia. Like many other militia leaders, al-Dhawi is deeply involved in the smuggling business.

Tripoli court sentences three people smugglers to prison

On 12 June, the Libyan Attorney General said that the Tripoli Criminal Court had sentenced three people smugglers who coordinated illegal immigration operations across national borders to between five and ten years imprisonment.

Dabaiba and Haftar seek support of war-wounded through compensation

On 11 June, Prime Minister Abdul Hameed Dabaiba met with Libyan Army Chief of Staff (CoS) Muhammed al-Haddad and various directors and officials involved in or responsible for supporting injured veterans. They discussed the situation of the war wounded, the problems...

Eastern authorities increase focus on Sudanese refugee crisis in Kufra

The Government of National Stability (GNS) and eastern anti-immigration agencies are increasing their attention on, and warnings about, the Sudanese refugee crisis in Kufra. On 11 June, the head of the Anti-illegal Immigration Agency (East), Nouri al-Saadi, stated...

Protests and clashes in Misrata over killing of Nadhouri during arrest

On 8 June, during the arrest of Saddam al-Nadhouri - a wanted felon - by the Misrata Joint Force, Nadhouri was shot and seriously wounded after fierce resistance. Two members of the Joint Force were also wounded. Nadhouri later died of his wounds in hospital. On 10...

Dabaiba discusses Ras Ajdir situation with Tunisian president

On 7 June, Prime Minister Abdul Hameed Dabaiba had a phone call with Tunisian President Qais Saeed in which they discussed the situation at Ras Ajdir and steps to reopen the border crossing, as well as judicial and security cooperation related to prisoners and...