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29 Dec 2018 | 01:26 AM UTC

Libya: Chadian militants kill seven in Taraghin (Murzuq district) December 27

Libya News Alert

Chadian militants kill seven people and wound 43 others in attack on LNA forces in Taraghin (Murzuq district) December 27; similar attacks possible over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/28/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/30/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Tripoli). COUNTRY/REGION Taraghin (Murzuq district)

Event

Chadian militants killed seven people and wounded 43 others in an attack on Libyan National Army (LNA) forces in the Taraghin area (Murzuq district) on the morning (local time) of Thursday, December 27. According to an LNA spokesperson, the attack was launched in retaliation for recent clashes in Saddada between LNA fighters and the Petroleum Facilities Guards (PFG), led by Ibrahim Jathran, and allied fighters. Similar attacks targeting LNA facilities are possible across Libya over the near term.

Context

Libya has been divided into rival governments and factions with their own militias and political parties since the 2011 uprising that toppled Muammar Gaddafi. The security situation in Libya remains precarious and there is little to no sign of a return of relative stability in the near term.

Advice

The security environment in Libya remains complex. Although travel is possible in some areas (with appropriate security protocols in place), other areas should be considered strictly off limits. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.  

 

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