126 articles tagged "Libya"
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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, 2:14 PM (GMT+02:00)

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, 12:51 AM (GMT+02:00)

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, 12:51 AM (GMT+02:00)

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, 11:26 PM (GMT+02:00)

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, 1:11 AM (GMT+02:00)

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, 1:09 AM (GMT+02:00)

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, 11:39 PM (GMT+02:00)

 

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 ...

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The besieged Algerian gas field
The Benghazi consulate and Algerian gas field attacks - interlinked
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly February 19, 2013, 9:07 AM (GMT+02:00)

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.

To discover the perpetrators - and their paymaster – don’t miss that issue.
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France in Mali fights the unfinished Libyan War
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 18, 2013, 7:04 PM (GMT+02:00)

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 ...

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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, 8:23 PM (GMT+02:00)

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, 11:52 AM (GMT+02:00)

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, 1:59 PM (GMT+02:00)

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, 10:02 PM (GMT+02:00)

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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Obama Demands Immediate Action against Al Qaeda’s Benghazi Killers
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 18, 2012, 11:22 PM (GMT+02:00)

US President Obama wants a settling of accounts with the terrorists who murdered four diplomats in Benghazi before his next debate with Mitt Romney orbefore the Nov. 6 election at latest. Counter-terrorism and intelligence chiefs explain the operation requires time-consuming planning for coordinated attacks on multiple targets in several ...

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Abdelmalek Droukdel
Ambassador Chris Stevens Knew his Killers. He Ran Them as Double Agents
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 27, 2012, 10:15 PM (GMT+02:00)

As the US tenses for more al Qaeda terror in Africa in the wake of the murders of Ambassador Chris Stevens in Benghazi, our researchers have turned up information indicating that the ambassador was running members of the group which murdered him as penetration agents against al Qaeda.

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Muslim militias swarm in Libya
US ambassador’s killers ready for more al Qaeda missions
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly September 25, 2012, 12:54 PM (GMT+02:00)

As the US State Department and CNN dueled over the late US ambassador's diary, his murderers, the Libyan Ansar al-Sharia, headed off to meet their al Qaeda controllers and ask for more missions, DEBKA-Net-Weekly reveals in its latest issue out Friday. Disbanding - as Tripoli was encouraged by the State Department to claim - was far from their minds. Still, in Washington, President Obama danced around calling the Benghazi attack which killed four US diplomats “terrorism,” admitting only that it “wasn’t’ mob action.”
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Terrorists in Small Special Ops Bands Now Strike in Two or Three Waves
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 21, 2012, 12:45 AM (GMT+02:00)

All three terrorist attacks last week in Libya, Afghanistan and Sinai followed the same new al Qaeda modus operandi which uses small, highly-trained special ops units striking their targets in two or three waves with heavy weapons.

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Obama Refuses to Connect the Dots
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 21, 2012, 12:45 AM (GMT+02:00)

By shunning the “terrorist’ label, denying al Qaeda was still alive and kicking, and espousing the Muslim Brotherhood, Barak Obama exposes the United States to one strategic debacle after another.

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US Ambassador Chris Stevens vehicle on fire
Al Zawahri personally ordered Al Qaeda to murder US Ambassador Stevens
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 12, 2012, 10:04 PM (GMT+02:00)

The US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three staff members at the US consulate in Benghazi were deliberately murdered Tuesday night Sept 11. debkafile’s counter-terror sources report exclusively that far from being a spontaneous raid by angry Islamists, it was a professionally executed terrorist operation by a professional Al Qaeda team, whose 20 members acted under the orders of their leader Ayman al Zawahri in revenge for the liquidation of top al Qaeda operative Abu Yahya al-Libi last June.

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Mahmoud Jibril
Jibril’s Power-Sharing Deal with the Brotherhood Aided by US & France
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 12, 2012, 11:55 PM (GMT+02:00)

Mahmoud Jibril won the Libyan election by dint of a power-sharing deal with the Muslim Brotherhood and the support of French and US intelligence. That deal is not expected to last long.

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