Mohamed Niss

Mohamed Niss

Still on the Loose: Libya’s Most Dangerous Jihadists - Part II
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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Egypt’s most wanted terrorist and a top al-Qaeda commander from Libya were arrested today in Libya’s eastern city of Darnah. Brigadier Ahmed Mesmari, spokesman of eastern Libya’s Libyan National Army (LNA), broke the news earlier today on Facebook:...
Mon, 08 October
The Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) is investigating media reports accusing its security forces of human right violations against vulnerable migrants. “We have reviewed the report broadcast by The BBC on 26 September accusing members of...
Sun, 30 September
Libya’s foreign minister has surprised many on Saturday by calling on the United Nations to put boots on the ground in his country to restore peace. “We value very highly the efforts of the UN Mission led by Mr Ghassan Salame which led to ceasefire...
Sun, 30 September
Al-Kufrah - Two soldiers of the Libyan National Army (LNA) and six fighters of the Chadian opposition were killed in clashes in eastern Libya. LNA’s Operations Room said that one its battalions based in the southern city of al-Kufrah clashed on...
Sat, 29 September
TRIPOLI – Libya’s UN-backed government is trying to revive a military force to counter the influence of militias in the country’s capital. The Government of National Accord (GNA) on Thursday issued a decree restructuring what is known as the...
Sat, 29 September
Al Bayda — A group of air traffic controllers graduated on Thursday from eastern Libya’s Labraq military base. The Libyan News Agency published photos of six men holding certificates while posing for picture with their instructors. “This is the...
Sat, 29 September
Tripoli’s intra-militia fighting is morphing into a full-blown civil war as indiscriminate shelling spreads across the city and new parties join in. A ceasefire agreement brokered by the United Nations on 4 September collapsed on Thursday after the...
Sat, 22 September
When the announcement came from Misrata this Sunday about an agreement reached between its Municipal Council and the Local Council of Tawergha, it revived hopes of Libyans across the country that it will finally end the suffering of Libya’s internally-displaced people of Tawergha. Four days on...
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...
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...