Libya: Tunisian AQIM commander killed in Ubari airstrike

In the evening of July 25, an unknown aircraft conducted an airstrike that struck a vehicle in front of a house in the Al-Sharib district of Ubari. An area mainly inhabited by Libyan and Malian Tuareg. The airstrike briefly interrupted electricity and telecommunications. The air raid was initially assumed to have been carried out by …

Libya: ISIS makes comeback by claiming attack south of Sirte

In early December last year, the so-called Islamic State’s (ISIS) Libyan branch dislodged from its stronghold in the Mediterranean coastal town of Sirte — Following a more than seven months long battle against an alliance of militias refered to as Operation Bonyan al-Marsous (BAM), mainly from the city of Misrata. Only weeks after being fully …

Libya: Woman arrested in Mechili is not the wife of Mokhtar Belmokhtar

Last Saturday night reports emerged that the wife of AQIM’s Al-Mourabitoune leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar had been arrested in Mechili, about 75km south of the Cyrenaican city of Derna, the announcement came from Beida’s ‘Anti-terrorism and subversion directorate’. According to reports did the counter-terrorist unit act on intelligence received from a hospital in Derna with the …

Libya: Air raid by unknown aircraft in Gardhah al-Shati

Last night on Monday November 14 were airstrikes by “unknown aircraft” reported in the area of Gardhah al-Shati north of Sebha, the strikes that reportedly killed a number of terrorists gave rise to a lot of speculation in Libyan media and on social media platforms. The reports were very conflicting with assumptions on many potential …

Libya: ISIS attacks beyond the frontlines of central Sirte (interactive map)

On August 1, US initiated ‘Operation Odyssey Lightning’ on request by Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) which is supported by a coalition of militias mainly from the city of Misrata that fights the so-called ‘Islamic State’ (ISIS) in Sirte, hometown of late dictator Muammar Gaddafi. The GNA-backed coalition of militias fighting ISIS go by the …

MENASTREAM ID #1: Moez Ben Abdelkader Ben Ahmed Fezzani

MENASTREAM ID is MENASTREAM’s new project where we provide information on armed militants with personal information, background and graphics The Tunisian Ministry of Interior issued a search warrant on Monday February 8, 2016 for Moez Ben Abdelkader Ben Ahmed Fezzani also known as ‘Abu Nassim’ born 23/03/1969, son of Fatma Chihaoui, from Ezzahrouni, Tunis. The Ministry …