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Libya asks: where are the binmen and police now its people are free




Maghreb jihadists flock to Syria




Security in Libya holding up archaeological breakthrough




Kidnappers in Tripoli seized the chairman of the Arab Contracting Union and his driver. On Feb. 10, an armed group kidnapped the deputy head of the national Fire Service and Civil Protection agency from his office in Tripoli. A car bomb exploded outside a Derna hotel. A fire started by a petrol bomb destroyed a Pepsi-Cola sugar warehouse in Tripoli. Libya's land borders with Tunisia and Egypt will be closed Feb. 14-18.




Militant Threats Test Role of a Pentagon Command in Africa




A Terror Leader Emerges, Then Vanishes, in the Sahara




Tunisia's recent turmoil exposes failings of country's young democracy




Communications with Ayman al Zawahiri highlighted in 'Nasr City cell' case

The Egyptian press has reported on two letters written by Muhammad Jamal to Ayman al Zawahiri. Jamal's trainees reportedly took part in the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. The letters do not deal with the Benghazi assault, but one of them was written less than one month beforehand.


Violent tide of Salafism threatens the Arab spring




Four men detained for smuggling arms to Egypt escaped from custody in an ambush near Benghazi. A car bomb exploded in Beida; militants are said to be infiltrating the area. The military commander for Sirte was "arrested" by members of the Zawia Martyrs' Brigade. The Supreme Court ruled that under sharia a wife cannot prevent her husband from taking another wife.




Looted Libyan Arms in Mali May Have Shifted Conflict's Path




Pentagon leaders favored arming Syrian rebels




Nine Syrian refugees, including a Syrian army officer, were arrested in Benghazi for possessing videos and documents on how to make explosives. An estimated 110,000 Syrian refugees are in Libya. The son of a Zawia congressman was kidnapped along with two companions; their captors are demanding the release of two prisoners.




Over 40 attackers, some dressed in military uniforms, stormed a detention center in Benghazi near the Ansar al Sharia headquarters and freed a number of inmates; an office was torched as well. The chief of the National Numbers Department, which issues identity cards, was kidnapped from his office in Tripoli.




Arab Spring Countries Lag Behind in Press Freedom




Although splintered, al Qaeda finds new life in unstable areas




Algeria Sowed Seeds of Hostage Crisis as It Nurtured Warlord




The European Union agreed to help Libya with border security for the next two years. The UK pledged to provide military trainers and police advisers. A Benghazi police station was bombed but no one was hurt. The Misrata Martyrs Brigade in Beida handed over 100 Kalshnikovs to the Jebel Akhdar security department in a symbolic gesture.




NATO Secretary General's Annual Report 2012




The UN envoy warned that the conflict in Mali may spill over to Libya, and said 200,000 fighters remain in "revolutionary brigades" in Libya. More than 20,000 former revolutionary fighters are training for the police force. An estimated 15,000 to 20,000 personnel are needed to secure Benghazi. Two IEDs were thrown at an unused UN compound in Tripoli; no one was hurt.