133 articles tagged "Libya"
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Six Emerging “Terror States” Encircle Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 4, 2014

Islamist entities not governed by international law are redrawing the map of the Middle East, swiftly gaining territory and oil.

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2012 attack on US Consulate in Benghazi
US Special Forces capture Benghazi raid leader Abu Khattala
DEBKAfile Special Report June 17, 2014

Ahmed Abu Khattala, commander of the Libyan Ansar al-Sharia, who led the 2012 assault on the US consulate in Benghazi, has been captured in a secret US Special Operations forces raid in the same Libyan town. The Islamist terrorist, who was the prime mover in the attack which killed US Ambassador Chris Stevens and three of his staff, is now in US custody outside Libya. DEBKA Weekly 635 revealed exclusively on May 16 that US President Barack Obama had signed a secret Presidential Directive for the capture of Abu Khattala, dead or alive.

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Khalifa Haftar
Stabilizing Libyan Oil to Offset Russia’s Energy Leverage against Europe
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 22, 2014

The US, UAE and Egypt are backing Gen. Khalifa Haftar’s battle against militant Islamists in Libya, hoping to secure oilfields and target Ansar al-Sharia.

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US Special Ops soldier on Jordan River
Revived US military intervention in Mid East flashpoints is heralded by active steps in Syria and Libya
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly May 20, 2014

The latest DEBKA Weekly out Friday homes in on the Obama administration’s seminal Middle East policy turnabout, performed unannounced almost overnight: The quiet switch from military withdrawal to proactive military intervention – based mainly on the CIA – is already impacting the Libyan and Syrian crises. Exclusive insights and fresh data will reveal how this extraordinary change is manifested in US-UAE backing for Gen. Khalifa Haftar’s nascent operation in Libya, compared with reliance on the strong Israeli and Jordanian armies to achieve US goals in Syria.

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US and Abu Dhabi aid Gen. Haftar’s bid to stabilize Libyan rule by ousting Islamists
DEBKAfile Special Report May 19, 2014

Gen. Khalifa Haftar’s assaults on the Libyan parliament in Tripoli Sunday, May 18, and Islamist strongholds in Benghazi last week, at the head of a group of former Libyan soldiers and assorted militias, have won a certain amount of backing from the US and United Arab Emirates. debkafile: He is fighting to finally bring stable rule to the chaos-ridden country, first and foremost by ridding it of Islamist extremists. However, his chances of success are hard to judge so long as the main armed militias, headed by the Misrata Brigade, sit on the fence. 

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Libyan Abu Khattala Is Targeted - for Benghazi and Plotting a Smart Bomb Attack on America
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 15, 2014

Obama attempts to reverse the political tide by signing directive to assassinate Libyan commander of attack on Benghazi complex and prevent smart bomb attack.

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While Releasing Apaches, Washington Fears Strongman El-Sisi Is Eyeing Libyan Oil
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 1, 2014

Washington will let Egypt have Apaches but will keep a weather eye on strongman Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi whose plans may go a lot farther than counterterrorism to coveting Libyan oil.

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Rebel-held Al Sidra port in E. Libya
US Seals seize runaway North Korean-flagged tanker to recover Libyan oil cargo
DEBKAfile Special Report March 17, 2014

The US Navy took over Monday, March 17 a North Korean-flagged tanker carrying Libyan crude loaded from a rebel-hold port in eastern Libya. Washington said the tanker, seized in international waters off Cyprus, was a pirate or rogue vessel.  President Obama ordered the operation to return the oil to the Libyan government. debkafile: Libya’s government is hardly stable and has not governed the eastern region since NATO overthrew Muammar Qaddafi nearly three years ago. Separatist militias there run a major world black markets for weapons.

 

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The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood: Symbiotic Ties with al Qaeda and/or Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 3, 2014

The Egyptian Brotherhood has nurtured ties with Islamist terrorist groups ranging from Sunni al Qaeda to Shiite Hizballah and its Iranian master. They date from the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi up to the present day.

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Ambassador Stevens’ Undercover Mission in Benghazi’s Roaring Arms Bazaar
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 3, 2014

Ambassador Chris Stevens and his CIA team wee assigned an undercover mission to take control of Muammar Qaddafi’s weapons arsenal, keep them out of terrorist hands and use them to promote US interests. This story was never told.

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Why Did the US Capture Abu Anas al-Libi?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 17, 2013

Libya has a long list of pro-active al Qaeda operatives and allies who are much more dangerous worth snatching and removing from the country than Al-Libi.

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The Coming Sinai Warfront Stretches from the Gaza Strip to Libya
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 19, 2013

Egypt has dubbed its Sinai campaign which kicks off Friday Fattah 2 (Conquest 2). Conducted in cooperation with Israel with US support, it aims to purge the lawless territory of Islamist terrorists.

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Abdelaziz Bouteflika
Same Al Qaeda Gang led by “The Egyptian” Hit US Ambassador in Benghazi and Western Hostages in Algeria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 22, 2013

A private report from Algeria’s Abdelaziz Bouteflika to Barack Obama contained evidence that the same al Qaeda under the same Egyptian commander committed the Benghazi US consulate and Algerian gas field attacks, and implicated Qatar in bankrolling subversive and terrorist operations to topple the Algerian and Libyan regimes.

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Abdelaziz Bouteflika
Same Al Qaeda Gang led by “The Egyptian” Hit US Ambassador in Benghazi and Western Hostages in Algeria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 21, 2013

 

A private report from Algeria’s Abdelaziz Bouteflika to Barack Obama contained evidence that the same al Qaeda under the same Egyptian commander committed the Benghazi US consulate and Algerian gas field attacks, and implicated Qatar in bankrolling subversive and terrorist operations to topple the Algerian and Libyan regimes.

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The besieged Algerian gas field
The Benghazi consulate and Algerian gas field attacks - interlinked
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly February 19, 2013

A common X factor is uncovered by DEBKA-Net-Weekly, in its latest issue out next Friday. It connects last September’s terrorist attack and murder of US Ambassador Chris Stevens and three staffers at the US consulate in Benghazi with the terrorist siege at the Algerian In Amenas gas field. There, at least 38 Western civilians died and an unknown number are still missing.

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France in Mali fights the unfinished Libyan War
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 18, 2013

Neither France nor the US has learned from the Afghanistan War that aerial warfare won’t defeat al Qaeda – certainly not when they are highly-trained in special forces tactics and backed by mobile, well-armed local militias with advanced anti-aircraft weapons. Those militias are Touareg tribesmen, trained and armed by the US as a spearhead against al Qaeda in Africa, who instead defected to the enemy.

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Chuck Hagel nominated US Defense Secretary
Ahead of Chuck Hagel, John Brennan nominations, US intel official in Cairo
DEBKAfile Special Report January 7, 2013

President Obama sent US Undersecretary for Defense Intelligence Michael Vickers to Cairo Sunday, Jan. 12 to try and revitalize the counter-terror war in Libya and Sinai. debkafile: Obama needs to show action on fighting terror before the murder of US Ambassador Christ Stevens in Benghazi by al Qaeda comes up in congress and hampers the endorsement of Chuck Hagel as defense secretary and John Brennan as Central Intelligence Director, who were nominated Monday.

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Paula Broadwell, author of Petraeus bio All In
Was an affair just a pretext for Petraeus’ resignation as CIA chief?
DEBKAfile Special Report November 10, 2012

The resignation of acclaimed national American hero David Petraeus as CIA Director is presented by his friends as an honorable act in the light of an extramarital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, 39 - and nothing else. An FBI probe of Broadwell for accessing his e-mail is cited. Neither explanation is really convincing. Republican Party faithful, smarting under Mitt Romney’s election defeat, are trying to connect it to an alleged cover-up of the circumstances surrounding the murder of four US diplomats in Benghazi. 

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Syria on a cliff edge between Assad and Al Qaeda
DEBKAfile Video October 30, 2012

Because the powers concerned about Syrian bloodshed stick to a hands-off policy Assad and al Qaeda win a free field to fight it out.

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The Emir of Qatar on his way to Gaza
The Qatari emir eyes Gaza’s Hamas as his “Al Qods”-style militia
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 22, 2012

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani of Qatar will not just be visiting the Gaza Strip as a benefactor but with a plan to extend the regional ambitions he launched by intervening in the Libyan revolt and the Syrian conflict. He hopes to shore Hamas up as a force for reining in Salafi and al Qaeda lawlessness in Sinai before it cuts into Qatari influence in Libya. Israel may be up against more than Islamist terrorists, but their Qatari sponsor  too. 

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