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Tag: Benghazi

Presence of French special forces in Libya sets off controversy

A helicopter carrying three French soldiers crashed near Benghazi, Libya on July 17, killing the Frenchmen and their Libyan counterparts…

Benghazi suspect killed in Mosul, Pentagon says

The Pentagon said today that Ali Awni al Harzi, the first suspect publicly identified in the September 11, 2012 terrorist…

Ansar al Sharia Libya relaunches social media sites

Ansar al Sharia Libya now operates a radio station in Benghazi and several Twitter feeds. The group is at war…

Ansar al Sharia photos focus on governance efforts near Benghazi

Ansar al Sharia Libya released a set of propaganda photos in late January that are intended to demonstrate the group's…

Jihadists tweet photo allegedly showing deceased Ansar al Sharia leader

Jihadists have posted a photo on Twitter that allegedly shows Mohamed al Zahawi, the leader of Ansar al Sharia in…

Family members claim leader of Ansar al Sharia in Benghazi has died

Mohamed al Zahawi's family members have told the press that he has died due to wounds suffered in fighting last…

Representative of Ayman al Zawahiri reportedly captured in Turkey

Abd al Baset Azzouz, an al Qaeda operative who served as Ayman al Zawahiri's representative in Libya, was captured in…

UN recognizes ties between Ansar al Sharia in Libya, al Qaeda

The United Nations has added the Ansar al Sharia chapters in Benghazi and Derna to its al Qaeda sanctions list,…