Terrorists and armed groups persist in Libya’s South
Jason Pack, the President of Libya Analysis, recently published a report commissioned by the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence (StratCom) on terrorist and armed groups in the Libyan South. Co-authored with Stefano Marcuzzi, the report explores the resilience of terrorist and armed group activity in the Fezzan region of south-west Libya. Despite airstrikes and ground attacks by Libyan and international actors, terrorist networks have thrived in the Fezzan, collecting revenue from criminal activity, including smuggling and human trafficking. In particular, the report considers the persistence of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) and the Islamic State (ISIS) in Libya’s South. The report will be an invaluable guide for policy-makers and researchers alike.
Please click here to read the full report.