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ISIS comes to Libya,takes control city of Derna

By Paul Cruickshank, Nic Robertson, Tim Lister and Jomana Karadsheh, (CNN) — The black flag of ISIS flies over government buildings. Police cars carry the group’s insignia. The local football stadium is used for public executions. A town in Syria or Iraq? No. A city on the coast of the Mediterranean, in Libya. Fighters loyal … Continue reading

Benghazi declared Islamic emirate by militants

Al Arabiya News Libya’s Islamist militant group Ansar al-Sharia has said that it seized complete control of Benghazi late on Wednesday, declaring the city an “Islamic emirate,” the group’s representative said. Ansar al-Sharia is blacklisted by the United States over its alleged role in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, eastern Libya. An … Continue reading

Jihadists Now Control Secretive U.S. Base in Libya

A camp on the Libyan coastline meant to train terror-hunters has instead become a haven for terrorists and al Qaeda. A key jihadist leader and longtime member of al Qaeda has taken control of a secretive training facility set up by U.S. special operations forces on the Libyan coastline to help hunt down Islamic militants, … Continue reading

Gaddafi’s black camels flown to UAE

The camels waiting to be loaded onto a freight flight at Tripoli International Airport. — Libya Herald TRIPOLI — Three rare-breed black camels, believed to have been owned by slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, have been flown to the UAE. The three camels were spotted by staff loading a cargo plane operated by UAE airline … Continue reading

7 Egyptian Christians found dead on Libya beach

RIPOLI: Libyan police have found seven Egyptian Christians killed execution-style on a beach in eastern Libya, security officials and local residents said on Monday. A police officer told Reuters the bodies were found with gunshots to the head outside Benghazi in the east, where assassinations, kidnappings and car bombs are common and Islamist militants are … Continue reading

Benghazi and the Smearing of Chris Stevens

By Gregory N. Hicks Last week the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence issued its report on the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya. The report concluded that the attack, which resulted in the murder of four Americans, was “preventable.” Some have been suggesting that the blame for this tragedy lies at least partly … Continue reading

STL trial: What to expect

  Matt Nash From opening statements to the presentation of evidence, what to expect from the STL On Thursday, nearly nine years after a bomb killed former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri and 21 others, four men accused of taking part in the assassination will be tried in absentia by an international court created in 2009 … Continue reading

US names militants involved in Benghazi attack

AP The Obama administration for the first time on Friday identified two militant groups in Libya, including one led by a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, as being allegedly involved in the attack in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. The department designated the two branches of the Ansar al-Sharia in Libya, … Continue reading

Benghazi – The Signs of Al Qaeda

  by Dawn Perlmutter The latest version of the Benghazi cover up is being argued with semantics of whether the jihadist group that attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on September 11, 2012 was part of the “core” al Qaeda network. State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf said,   “…at this point, we have no … Continue reading

Libya seeks to make its laws more Islamic

AFP, Benghazi The justice ministry’s plan would appear to be aimed at satisfying the demands of Salafist, or extremist Sunni Muslim, groups in the violence-wracked North African nation. (File photo: AP) Libya is seeking to revise existing legislation to make it conform more to Islamic sharia law, a justice ministry document obtained by AFP shows. … Continue reading