17 Dec 2020

U.S. Said to Be Near Charges for Another Suspect in 1988 Lockerbie Plane Crash

US prosecutors are allegedly planning to unseal charges against a suspect involved in the 1988 Lockerbie plane bombing after locating the top-bomb maker for the late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Prosecutors claim that the suspect, Abu Agila Mohammad Masud, assembled the device that blew up Pan Am flight 103 over

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04 Jun 2020

Libya conflict: GNA ‘regains full control of Tripoli’ from Gen Haftar

Recently, Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord has established full control of Tripoli after recapturing the capital city’s airport, declaring jurisdiction over the area. General Khalifa Haftar’s forces have been besieging the city for over a year, since April of 2019. However, increased military support from Turkey was a deciding

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19 Mar 2020

Libya-based hackers using coronavirus pandemic to spread mobile surveillance malware

Coronavirus themed emails have been targeting victims less and right, feeding off of global fear. The campaigns use messages and software as well, to trick people into downloading malware and other malicious programs. Kristin Del Rosso and other researchers at Lookout, a cybersecurity company, have uncovered a unique coronavirus attack

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31 Jan 2020

Libya’s Warring Factions Resume Fighting in Threat to Cease-Fire

In Libya, a resumption in fighting threatens to unravel efforts to end a decadelong crisis after two warring factions agreed to a cease-fire. The country has been plagued by a civil war for years, and on Thursday pro-government forces stated that they had shot down a Russian surveillance drone over

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26 Nov 2019

US officials meet Libya’s Haftar to end Tripoli offensive

On Monday, the US state department announced that a delegation including the US ambassador to Libya has met with Libyan renegade general Khalifa Haftar in order to discuss “steps to achieve a suspension of hostilities and a political resolution to the Libyan conflict.” In April of this year, Haftar launched

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05 Nov 2019

Russia Dominated Syria’s War. Now It’s Sending Mercenaries to Libya.

In the past 6 weeks, Russia has sent around 200 troops to Libya as part of a broad effort to increase its influence in the Middle East and Africa, the New York Times reports. In Libya, the Kremlin has been supporting renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar in his campaign to

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03 Jul 2019

Libya detention centre attack is possible war crime, says UN envoy

On Tuesday, one day after renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) announced that it would step up airstrikes on Tripoli, at least 44 people were killed and 130 injured when airstrikes hit a detention centre for migrants and refugees south of Tripoli. UN envoy to Libya Ghassan

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02 Jul 2019

Haftar’s forces step up air raids after loss of strategic city

Renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) will carry out more airstrikes on Tripoli because “traditional means” to “liberate” the Libyan capital have failed, an army official said on Monday. The escalation of violence comes after troops loyal to the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) recaptured

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02 Jul 2019

Facebook abused to spread Remote Access Trojans since 2014

Check Point researchers have uncovered a years-long, “large-scale” cyber campaign in which threat actors used Facebook in order to distribute Remote Access Trojans (RATs). The campaign was active since at least 2014 and targeted tens of thousands of users from Libya, Europe, the United States and China. The latest incarnation

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27 May 2019

Libya’s Haftar vows to fight until Tripoli ‘militias’ defeated

Renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar on Sunday said that he will continue his campaign to conquer Tripoli until his forces defeat troops loyal to the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA). Haftar also criticized United Nations mediator Ghassan Salame who recently described Haftar’s campaign as “the start of a

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