Mohamed Niss

Mohamed Niss

Still on the Loose: Libya’s Most Dangerous Jihadists - Part II
Friday, August 17, 2018

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Last week, Saif al-Islam, son of Libya’s late leader Muammar Gaddafi, has made his first public 'appearance' since his release from prison in June 2017. A video (below) dated on 20 July showed a crowd of Gaddafi supporters in Ghat – the...
Sun, 29 July
Islamic State affiliates in eastern Libya are still capable of mounting successful attacks against military and police facilities. This was proven in the early hours of Tuesday as militants of the terror group attacked the town of al-Aghheilah (120...
Wed, 25 July
Unprecedented numbers of registered voters reflect Libyans’ longing to replace the country’s current ineffective institutions with a legitimate functioning government, Ghassan Salame, head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, has told...
Wed, 18 July
Ibrahim Jathran spent the months leading up to last week’s attack on Libya’s oil ports in Bani Walid, a well-informed source has told The Libya Times . The only official record of Jathran’s previous whereabouts was a letter from Libya’s Attorney...
Sun, 24 June
Forces of the so-called ‘Benghazi Defence Brigades’ (BDB) backed by tribal fighters led by Ibrahim Jathran and Chadian mercenaries this morning attacked Libya’s Oil Crescent Region along three axes. It was understood that BDB forces are now in...
Thu, 14 June
Matteo Salvini, Italy’s new interior minister has told reporters on Tuesday that he will visit Libya by the end of the month to discuss a regional approach for tackling the problem of illegal migration. He repeated the same remarks today during his...
Wed, 13 June
A controversial Libyan cleric has demanded his supporters to wage war against France and the United Arab Emirates in retaliation for their alleged support for the current military campaign against Darnah’s Mujahedeen Shura Council. Al-Sadiq...
Mon, 11 June
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...