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14 September 2020

IS claims responsibility for deadly attack on Tripoli’s MoFA – December 31

In Tripoli, this week was marked by the Islamic State (IS) claiming responsibility for an attack on Tripoli’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) headquarters on 25 Dec. The attack, reportedly carried out by at least three militants carrying machine guns and wearing personal-bo...

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14 September 2020

Oil Crescent security fragile as LNA calls for reinforcements – December 17

This week was marked by increased Libyan National Army (LNA) presence in the Oil Crescent region and its surrounding areas following rumors of a potential attack due to reports of Ibrahim Jathran’s forces mobilizing near As Saddadah. area. Meanwhile, in Tripoli, an attack on t...

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14 September 2020

Tensions in Tripoli as Palermo ends with unclear outcome – November 19

The Palermo Conference for Libya concluded on 13 Nov with a joint press conference by the head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Ghassan Salame, and the Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, reiterating the need for Libya’s conflict to be solved politica...

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14 September 2020

Palermo conference off to an inauspicious start – November 12

Amid speculation and conflicting reports over the head of the Libyan National Army’s (LNA) participation, Khalifa Haftar, the Palermo conference got off to a shaky start. Some analysts have suggested rumours over Haftar’s participation have reinforced his position as a criti...

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14 September 2020

Insecurity & protests challenge NOC ambitions – October 15

Over the reporting period, Whispering Bell recorded multiple developments related to Libya’s oil and gas sector. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Italy’s Eni and Britain’s BP to resume oil exploration in Libya in London on 08 Oct. The...

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14 September 2020

Suspected Fuqaha IS attack to grow calls for LNA intervention – October 29

Suspected Islamic State (IS) militants targeted the Fuqaha police station killing four, including the son of the Municipal Council’s head, and kidnapping at least nine others at night on 28 Oct. There were reports of a suspected IS convoy consisting of 25 armed vehicles moving...

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