Libya

Infographic: ISIS fighters proliferate in North Africa, Al-Wasat (Libya), 27 November 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
The influence of ISIS is gradually expanding from its stronghold in the Syrian city of Raqqa to extremist groups which have taken North Africa as their headquarters. Red: Areas of ISIS influence (estimate) Egypt: Ansar Beit al-Maqdis – formed in 2011, it is made up of 2,000 fighters;…

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‘Libyan government’s statement on Tripoli International Airport hostilities,’ 13 July 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
The office of Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni released the following statement after militias battled for control of the Tripoli International Airport today. Interim Libyan Government – Office of the Prime Minister Date: 13/07/2014 Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim Tripoli International Airport and other locations in the suburbs of Tripoli…

‘This is Iran’s strategy to expand Shi’a influence to Morocco,’ Al-Hadate (Morocco), 18 May 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Moroccan daily newspaper Alittihad has reported that Iran is attempting to spread the influence of Shi’a Islam to North Africa, using Lebanese communities in Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon and Sierra Leone to financially support Shi’as in Maghreb states.– – – – هذه هي استراتيجية إيران في توسيع المد الشيعي…

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‘Libya to re-open oil fields in the west tonight,’ Al-Hayat (Saudi Arabia), 12 May 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Protesters who have shut down pipelines in western Libya since March have announced the end of their blockade on important oil infrastructure, allowing all oilfields, pipelines and ports to be reopened tonight.– – – – ليبيا تعيد فتح حقول النفط في الغرب الليلة ١٢ مايو ٢٠١٤ قال متحدث…

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‘Libya: intelligence chief killed in eastern region,’ al-Arabiya (Saudi Arabia), 8 May 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Libya’s chief of intelligence was assassinated in the city of Benghazi today. The city, located in Eastern Libya, has been the site of multiple assassinations regular stand-offs between armed extremists, including Ansar al-Sharia, and the army, in the past three years.– – – ليبيا.. اغتيال قائد المخابرات في…

‘Morocco and Libya sign cooperation agreement on maritime transportation and ports,’ Maroc.ma (Morocco), 24 April 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Morocco and Libya signed a maritime transportation and ports cooperation agreement on Thursday in Rabat with the intention of strengthening cooperation and coordination between the two North African countries. Both sides expect the agreement to lead to others in the future, and hope that it can serve as…