Mohamed Niss

Mohamed Niss

Still on the Loose: Libya’s Most Dangerous Jihadists - Part II
Monday, February 19, 2018

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As we predicted on 24 January , Libya’s Supreme Court has just approved the draft constitution issued by the Constitutional Drafting Assembly. A Supreme Court ruling issued earlier today stated that the Administrative Court of al-Baydha has no...
Wed, 14 February
Maitiqa, Tripoli’s only functioning airport, was temporarily closed earlier this evening after a plane owned by Libyan Wings, a private aviation company, came under fire during take-off, according to a local security official. The attack was blamed...
Tue, 13 February
A known Islamic State fighter from the eastern city of Darnah was arrested on 9 February at a military checkpoint manned be members of the Libyan National Army (LNA) wearing women’s clothes and make up. A video (below) was circulated online on...
Mon, 12 February
Sources from the Libyan National Army (LNA) said that 4 of their soldiers were wounded this morning after a suicide bomber detonated a 4x4 Jeep at an LNA checkpoint situated 90 kilometres to the east of Sirte. Two military vehicles were also...
Sat, 10 February
A small fire was reported on late Friday night in Zawiya’s oil refinery, before it was quickly brought under control by firefighters. Friday around midnight locals reported seeing what was described as gas leak followed by loud warning sirens....
Fri, 09 February
Two worshippers were killed and 122 wounded by twin bombings at Benghazi’s Saad ibn Obadah mosque during Friday’s noon prayer. Three weeks ago, 35 people were killed after a double car-bombing hit a mosque in the city's Salmani district. Security...
Fri, 09 February
The people of Tawergha will be allowed back into their city within days, sources familiar with the matter have confirmed to the Libya Times . After spending the last 7 years in refugee camps scattered across the country, living on humanitarian aid...
Tue, 06 February
We have all seen the international outrage over Libya’s alleged slave markets which was sparked by a report by CNN ’s Nima Elbagir after she disguised as a migrant and used a concealed camera to record what she said was a slave auction. Yet to this day, we haven’t seen any other evidence that the...
The serious allegations made by American broadcaster CNN on 17 November about the existence of several modern-day slave markets in Libya remain shockingly unaddressed by Fayez Serraj’s UN-backed government. The station put the ball in Mr Serraj’s court on 17 November by declaring: “The evidence...
A Swiss-Libyan entrepreneur is making his second attempt to become Libya’s president. Basit Igtet , 47, who in February 2014 failed to convince the General National Congress (GNC), the then Libyan parliament, to name him replacement for former Prime Minister Ali Zeidan, is plotting his political...
Mohammed Saeed Ghaith al-Drissi (aka al-Niss) The current leader of the so-called ‘Benghazi Revolutionaries’ Shura Council’ began his jihadi career with a part in a daring al-Qaeda plot to blow up Jordan’s main airport for which he was sentenced to life in prison. Mohammed al-Niss, 35, was born...
Part One: Abrayek Maziq Younis Al-Masriya (aka Abu Maryam Al-Libi) Abrayek Al-Masriya, 39, is believed to be the military commander of Ansar Al-Sharia branch in the eastern city of Ajdabiya. He made the news in late 2015 when a small group of jihadists led by him delayed the city’s takeover by the...