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Libyan Islamic Fighting Group

Definition of the noun libyan islamic fighting group

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  1. a Libyan terrorist group organized in 1995 and aligned with al-Qaeda; seeks to radicalize the Libyan government; attempted to assassinate Qaddafi


The Libyan Islamic Fighting Group also known as Al-Jama’a al-Islamiyyah al-Muqatilah bi-Libya is an armed Islamist group. Militants participated in the 2011 Libyan Civil War as the Libyan Islamic Movement, and are now involved in the Libyan Civil War of 2014 as members of the Libya Shield Force. Alleged militants include alleged Al Qaeda organizer Abd al-Muhsin Al-Libi who now holds a key command position in the Western Shield.

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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Libya (2014)

by Ronald Bruce St John

The United States government in its Patterns of Global Terrorism 2003 report designated the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group a foreign terrorist organization on the grounds that it opposed the United States as well as the Qaddafi regime. In early ...

Google previewA Political and Economic Dictionary of Africa (2013)

by David Seddon

Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (AlJama'a alIslamiyyah alMuqatilah biLibya) The Libyan Islamic Fighting Group emerged in 1995 among Libyans whohad foughtagainst Sovietforcesin Afghanistan.It declared thegovernment ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Terrorism (2012)

by Peter Chalk

Edward E Mickolus LIBYAN ISLAMIC FIGHTING GROUP (LIFG) The Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) was founded in the Green Mountain area ...

Google previewDictionary of Terrorism (2010)

by David Wright-Neville

Libyan Islamic Fighting Group territory, and the extensive financial assistance received from the Tamil community in India and diasporas in the USA, UK, Canada and Australia suggest that it enjoyed widespread support. The LTTE's ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica Almanac 2010 (2010)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

country or region of operation: Sri Lanka primary goals: establishment of an independent Tamil state Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) founded in 1995 among Libyans who had ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Terrorism, Revised Edition (2009)

by Cindy C. Combs, Martin W. Slann

Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG; a.k.a. al-Jama'a al Islamiyyah al- Muqatilah; Fighting Islamic Group; Libyan Fighting Group; Libyan Islamic Group) The ...

Google previewA Political and Economic Dictionary of the Middle East (2013)

by David Seddon

Libyan Islamic Fighting Group AlJama'a alIslamiyyah alMuqatilah biLibya Emerged in 1995 among Libyanswho had foughtagainst Soviet forcesin Afghanistan. It declared the Government of Libyan leader Col Qaddafi to be un Islamic and ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of British Intelligence (2014)

by Nigel West

Arrested carrying a Moroccan passport, Belhadj was then the leader of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, closely allied with al-Qaida, and later spent four and a half years in solitary confinement in the notorious Abu Salim prison in Tripoli.

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