|North Western Libya: Another busy week in and around Tripoli with an incident at the GNC on Sunday night when a group of protesters stormed the General National Congress (GNC) in downtown Tripoli wounding two members of the interim parliament. The GNC which was elected after the 2011 armed uprising that toppled the former regime has stirred up popular anger by extending its mandate from early February until the end of December.
Eastern Libya: Regular incidents have continued to occur throughout this last week in Benghazi and the eastern region with the high profile shooting of a French national on his way to work in his car with his driver who survived with only minor injuries. Patrice Real worked for “Ideal Medical Project Engineering” (IMPE) at Benghazi medical centre. Separately a gunmen in Benghazi also shot and wounded an Egyptian who had been working in a grocery store, while a Libyan police officer survived an assassination attempt. Several groups of protestors with different demands caused severe disruption at Benghazi’s Benina Airport this week. The airport was not officially closed, but there was an issue all day with people blocking the passenger terminal,” Director General of Libya’s Civil Aviation Authority (LYCAA) Captain Nasereddin Shaebelain said the protestors, who were blocking the entrance to the airport, were family members of the pilots lost when an Air Force helicopter went missing on 12 February. The head of Sirte’s military council, Makhlouf bin Nasser al-Fergani, was assassinated on Saturday by unknown gunmen. He was travelling in a blacked out Chevrolet when bullets were fired at the vehicle, killing al-Fergani at the scene.
Southern Libya: More than 100 rockets fired in clashes between rival government-paid militia have knocked out a power plant (Sarir) in southern Libya, heightening the risk of summer blackouts, the electricity minister said on Tuesday. "This is the chaos Libya lives in," the visibly-annoyed minister, Ali Mohammed Muhairiq, told a televised news conference that The plant was hit by 120 rockets.
SNE assesses that travel to Libya is still possible but advises that stringent security and travel management plans are in place. An itinerary specific pre-travel risk assessment including mitigation measures are recommended. Travel to desert and border areas, between cities and major urban centres may require additional security support. In-country personnel should be confident in their evacuation procedures and crisis management plans. Crime remains one of the biggest risks to foreign personnel operating on the ground and the risk is assessed to be at its highest in outlying areas of the cities, particularly after last light when travel is not recommended. SNE can assist clients with pre entry risk assessments, on the ground physical support, safe discreet transportation, accommodation/business centre and risk management services throughout the region with villas and offices in both Tripoli & Benghazi.
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