Mohamed Niss

Mohamed Niss

Still on the Loose: Libya’s Most Dangerous Jihadists - Part II
Thursday, January 18, 2018

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The situation in Tripoli remains tense following yesterday’s deadly clashes in which 20 people were killed and 63 others wounded. Maitiqa airport, Tripoli’s only gateway, was shut down yesterday morning after artillery shells landed inside it...
Tue, 16 January
Fierce fighting erupted this morning in Libya’s capital Tripoli between militias aligned with the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) and Islamist militias from the city’s eastern suburb of Tajoura. Tripoli’s only functioning airport,...
Mon, 15 January
Greece's coastguard said on Wednesday that it had intercepted a ship carrying explosive materials from Turkey to Libya, described as a "moving bomb", according to Agence France Presse . "The [Greek] coastguard has deactivated a moving bomb," said...
Wed, 10 January
Two Islamic State militants who were tasked by the terror group with carrying out car-bomb attacks in Tripoli have been arrested on Monday by security forces. The Special Deterrence Force, a militia operating under the ministry of interior of...
Tue, 09 January
Reports released on Thursday by the Central Bank of Libya (CBL) showed that Libya’s revenue for 2017 reached LYD 22.31 billion. The figure includes oil exports (LYD 19.2 billion), taxation (LYD845 million), customs duty (LYD 164 million) and...
Fri, 05 January
Heavy fighting erupted this morning between Ziniani militias led by Usama Ajwaily and militias from the border town of Zuwarah over control of Ras Ajdair border crossing and Abu Kammash oil terminal. It was understood that a large force from Zintan...
Fri, 05 January
Technicians from Waha Oil yesterday started doing maintenance on the crude pipeline damaged by the Tuesday blast soon after the fire had been extinguished. Officials from the National Oil Corporation (NOC) said the damage will take a week to...
Thu, 28 December
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...