Libyan Islamic Fighting Group

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Abdelhakim Belhadj, formerly leader of LIFG and currently of ISIS in Libya

Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) is a former armed Islamist group that participated in the 2011 overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi and allied itself with the Transitional National Council.[1][2]

On 27 November 2011, the Telegraph in an article titled, “Leading Libyan Islamist met Free Syrian Army opposition group” reported:

Abdelhakim Belhadj, head of the Tripoli Military Council and the former leader of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, “met with Free Syrian Army leaders in Istanbul and on the border with Turkey,” said a military official working with Mr Belhadj. “Mustafa Abdul Jalil (the interim Libyan president) sent him there.”
The meetings came as a sign of a growing ties between Libya’s fledgling government and the Syrian opposition. The Daily Telegraph on Saturday revealed that the new Libyan authorities had offered money and weapons to the growing insurgency against Bashar al-Assad.
Mr Belhadj also discussed sending Libyan fighters to train troops, the source said. Having ousted one dictator, triumphant young men, still filled with revolutionary fervour, are keen to topple the next. The commanders of armed gangs still roaming Tripoli’s streets said yesterday that “hundreds” of fighters wanted to wage war against the Assad regime.

Revealed once again is a convenient intersection of terrorist and US-British interests – this time in pursuit of regime change in Syria in the wake of successful US-UK backed regime change in Libya.[3]


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Manchester Alleged Suicide Bomber Linked to Libya Islamic Fighting GroupArticle24 May 2017Tony CartalucciThe British government is directly responsible for the Manchester Arena bombing. It had foreknowledge of LIFG’s existence and likely its activities within British territory and not only failed to act, but appears to have actively harboured this community of extremists for its own geopolitical and domestic agenda.
Theresa May's personal role in facilitating terror attacksvideo5 June 2017Dan GlazebrookTheresa May and her Cabinet are complicit in murder. They are war criminals. If the principles established by the Nuremberg Tribunal after World War II were applied, they would be hung.


  1. "QE.L.11.01. Libyan Islamic Fighting Group". United Nations Security Council Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee. 23 August 2010. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  2. "UN list of affiliates of al-Qaeda and the Taliban". Archived from the original on 28 July 2006. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  3. "Leading Libyan Islamist met Free Syrian Army opposition group"

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