Mohamed Niss

Mohamed Niss

Still on the Loose: Libya’s Most Dangerous Jihadists - Part II
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Islamic State’s leader is believed to be hiding in Libya since February after fleeing Syria’s Baghouz, British military officials have announced today. British, American and Italian aircraft last night carried out ground-surveillance sorties over...
Sun, 12 May
Libya should be a prosperous country. It’s a major exporter of oil and natural gas and is blessed with a strategic location and a small homogeneous populace. Unlocking such potential, however, requires stability. An objective which, over the last...
Tue, 12 March
The Libyan National Army (LNA) on Monday dealt a major blow to the Islamic State’s Libyan affiliate after revealing its secret hideout and main bomb factory. Mere coincidence has led the LNA to this significant discovery when on the evening of 31...
Sat, 05 January
The Islamic State terror group is believed to be behind today’s deadly attack at the HQ of Libya’s foreign ministry. At least three dark-skinned suicide attackers have this morning stormed the building and started shooting inside killing four...
Tue, 25 December
Terrorism struck again today in Libya’s ungoverned south. Islamic State terrorists are believed to be behind an attack earlier this evening against a police station in the south-eastern town of Tazirbu. The attackers were said to have kidnapped the...
Fri, 23 November
The Islamic State last night took credit for Sunday’s terrorist attack against the Libyan town of al-Fouqhah in which four people were killed. A statement released late last night by the terror group’s central command said: “With God’s guidance,...
Tue, 30 October
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
Libya should be a prosperous country. It’s a major exporter of oil and natural gas and is blessed with a strategic location and a small homogeneous populace. Unlocking such potential, however, requires stability. An objective which, over the last eight years, has eluded domestic and international...
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...
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...