Mohamed Niss

Mohamed Niss

Still on the Loose: Libya’s Most Dangerous Jihadists - Part II
Sunday, April 22, 2018

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Aircraft of Eastern Libya’s self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) today bombed a barracks near Bani Walid occupied by the so-called ‘Benghazi Defence Brigades’ (BDB), an al-Qaeda linked jihadi group. Aftermath of today’s strikes against Sdada...
Sat, 21 April
For the second day in a row, Tripoli’s only functioning airport was hit in the early hours of today by artillery shells fired by Islamist militias based in the city’s eastern suburb of Tajoura. Ahmed Salem, spokesman of the city’s Special...
Thu, 19 April
General Abd al-Razigh Nadhouri, the Chief of Staff, of eastern Libya’s self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) today escaped an assassination attempt “by terrorist sleeper cells” in Benghazi’s eastern suburb of Sidi Khalifa, according to statement...
Wed, 18 April
The Islamic State’s online publication has confirmed the identity of one of the two Tunisians killed recently in Bin Girdane while trying to join the Islamic State in Libya. In its 127 th issue, al-Naba newspaper published a photo of the man whom...
Sat, 14 April
Supporters of the Libyan National Army (LNA) breathed a sigh of relief after the UN envoy to Libya said he had spoken by phone to field marshal Khalifa Hifter to discussed " the general situation in Libya and the latest political developments in...
Sat, 14 April
Over the last five days, Libyans across the country have been consumed by reports about the health status of Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, the general commander of Eastern Libya’s self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA), after it was reported on...
Fri, 13 April
The Palestinian militant group of Hamas was the beneficiary of several shipments of weapons and ammunition delivered directly by Libya’s Ansar al-Sharia, a Libya Times investigation has revealed. Although it is no secret that Hamas had in the past...
Fri, 13 April
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...