One of the defendants reportedly threw his shoe during a court session
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AFP – Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb urged Libyans to fight a rogue general who is pressing an offensive against Islamist militias in the country’s east, labelling him an “enemy of Islam”. Last month, ex-general Khalifa Haftar unleashed forces from his so-called National Army on Islamist militias in Benghazi in a campaign dubbed “Operation Dignity”. …
Gunmen stormed the GNC in southern Tripoli on Sunday, two days after an anti-Islamist offensive launched by a rogue general in the eastern city of Benghazi.
AFP – Armed groups attacked Libya’s interim parliament and an air base in the east Sunday, adding to turmoil in the troubled country where a rogue general has launched an offensive against Islamists in the city of Benghazi. A colonel claiming to speak on behalf of the army declared that parliament had been suspended. “We, …
AFP – Security forces killed three suspected jihadists in an anti-terrorist operation Monday in a region of northwest Tunisia where Islamist militants shot dead four people last month, the interior ministry said. The police surrounded a house in the Jendouba region straddling the Algerian border and killed “three terrorists,” ministry spokesman Mohamed Ali Aroui said, …
AFP – Around 400 Tunisian jihadists have returned from fighting in the Syrian war, the interior minister said, sparking fears that the battle-hardened militants could fuel Islamist violence back home. Since the 2011 revolution, Tunisia has been rocked by sporadic violence linked to Muslim extremists who were suppressed under the regime of ousted strongman Zine …
The Minister of Interior accused the Brotherhood of funding “terrorist organisations”
Amina Sboui, better known by her pseudonym Tyler, will be charged under the “criminal conspiracy” section of the penal code
Clashes also took place in Kairouan
Ansar al-Sharia had urged its supporters to travel to the venue in groups in a bid to get past police.
Abu Iyadh, whose real name is Seif Allah Ibn Hussein, is accused of organising numerous acts of violence and has been on the run since September, after an attack by Islamist protesters on the US embassy in September in which four of them died.
The first jihadist patrols were seen in Sidi Bouzid, cradle of the revolution, a day after the funeral of Belaid last Friday
Ansar al-Sharia is widely suspected of being behind the assault on the US consulate
By Mohammed Ghobari / Reuters SANAA: At least eight Yemeni soldiers and five militants were killed when Islamist gunmen attacked an army checkpoint in the central Maarib province on Tuesday, a local official said. In the southern city of Lawdar, where 57 people were killed on Monday in clashes between government forces and fighters from al …