Weekly Security Update by SNE Special Projects 26 May 2015

SNE Special Projects have operated within Libya since the revolution of 2011 and are a fully licensed security provider working with our Libyan partner company. We have kept our permanent British & Libyan Country Management Team in Tripoli throughout the last few difficult months, supporting our clients staff and critical infrastructure and offering up to date, regular and accurate reporting throughout this period. We are now in a strong position to advise and support our clients as they look to plan their re-entry back into Libya as and when the current situation stabilises enough and allows for remobilization. We have a vast amount of experience of supporting clients from the media, telecoms, power generation, Oil & Gas, Construction & NGO sectors. For more information on our services within Libya please email us at [email protected] or visit our website www.snespecialprojects.co.uk

Recent IS suicide bombings and terror attacks are designed to undermine the peace dialogue and create mistrust and hostility, said UNSMIL on Monday. “At a time when all parties in Libya are exerting intense efforts to try and reach a political agreement that brings an end to the political and military conflict,” the UN organisation said in a statement, “there can be no doubt about the timing of these terrorist attacks, which are clearly part of a systematic campaign to undermine the on-going dialogue process”.

UNSMIL has meanwhile welcomed recent statements by “civilian and military entities”  committing themselves to the peace talks it is brokering. It also applauded local attempts at reconciliation that have begun between different towns. Nevertheless, UNSMIL warned against any action to undermine the dialogue by escalating military tensions this, it said, would give a chance to IS “to derail efforts towards peace in order to consolidate its own influence and control in different parts of the country”.

The Tripoli-based General National Congress (GNC) adopted a budget for 2015 that will provide for the 50 Libyan dinars monthly that the GNC recently decided to give to each Libyan citizen. In a session held on Sunday, 98 of the 100 GNC members present approved a budget of 42,982,738,000 Libyan Dinars (LD) for 2015. This comes just as the internationally recognised government in Tobruk announced it is adopting a budget of 44 billion LD for the year of 2015.

Violent clashes involving heavy weapons have continued throughout Sunday and Monday between Tebu and Tuareg forces just outside the south western town of Obari. A source in the town described the scene of ongoing and deadly clashes between the two communities since September and said that the fighting was taking place at the Disi agricultural project area, some ten kilometres east of the town, and that Tuareg forces were gaining the upper hand.

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