Mohamed Niss

Mohamed Niss

Still on the Loose: Libya’s Most Dangerous Jihadists - Part II
Friday, December 15, 2017

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The British government is applying greater scrutiny to the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) directed at their visa applications, charity work, and international links, UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson announced yesterday in a speech about his country’s...
Fri, 08 December
When Ghassan Salame, head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), unveiled his ‘Action Plan for Libya’ on the side-lines of this year’s UN general assembly, he stressed that ‘sequencing’ was essential for its success. Yet this...
Thu, 07 December
A Tripoli imam who was detained in September by the city’s Special Deterrence Force (SDF) for promoting extremism, has been released on Sunday. Abd al-Razegh Amshayreb, the imam of Tripoli’s Bin Nabi mosque, was arrested on 10 September for...
Tue, 05 December
Friday was unseasonably sunny in the Italian island of Sardinia befitting the warm send-off which took place there for local soldiers before deploying to Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan. Lieutenant general Luigi Francesco De Leverano from the Italian...
Sun, 03 December
Sir, I couldn’t agree more with your article (Serraj and CNN Must Come Clean About Alleged Libya Slave Markets, 28 Nov) calling on Sarraj and CNN to to release names of those suspected of involvement in the alleged slave trade. If CNN did provide...
Sat, 02 December
Fayez Sarraj’s visit to Washington and his meetings there with Trump, Tillerson and Mattis were designed to send a message to Khalifa Hifter, general commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), that Sarraj remains a ‘red line’ until the elections,...
Sat, 02 December
ABIDJAN - Fayez Serraj, head of Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), flew to Abidjan on Thursday where he, quite unexpectedly, delivered a good speech to assure his African and European counterparts that his government is...
Fri, 01 December
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...
A Swiss-Libyan entrepreneur is making his second attempt to become Libya’s president. Basit Igtet , 47, who in February 2014 failed to convince the General National Congress (GNC), the then Libyan parliament, to name him replacement for former Prime Minister Ali Zeidan, is plotting his political...
Hours after Libya’s UN-led peace process kicked off in Skhirat, Morocco on 05 March 2015, Western and UN officials were puzzled by the sudden demands from Algeria for a role in it. Conscious of the importance of a regional buy-in for the process, and having been desperate for any help with fixing...
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...