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Detention of Foreign Nationals in Libya
In mid-May, an armed group reportedly allied with the Libya Dawn, a coalition of the General National Congress (GNC), militias, tribes, and extremist…

ISIL Outside Iraq and Syria: Libya
In February, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) released a video depicting the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians captured in…

Identifying Power Vacuums: A Look at Iraq and Libya (2014 OSAC Annual Briefing Whitepaper)
During the summer of 2014, power vacuums across the Middle East and North Africa gave way to internal conflicts and insecurity, escalating risks to…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens:
The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens in Libya to avoid Tripoli International Airport, Airport Road and Swani Road due to armed clashes in these…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Tripoli (Libya), Fighting at Tripoli International…
The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens in Libya to avoid Tripoli International Airport, Airport Road and Swani Road due to armed clashes in these…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Tripoli (Libya), Possible Demonstrations in February
The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens in Libya of the potential for increased security risks as key political milestones approach in February. …