Libyan extremist movement Ansar al-Sharia disbanded

Libyan extremist movement Ansar al-Sharia disbanded

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The Libyan extremist movement Ansar al-Sharia is lifted, that makes the movement itself Saturday known.

Ansar al-Sharia has ties with terreurbeweging al-Qaeda. The group is responsible for the attack on the American consulate in the Libyan Benghazi in 2012, where a U.s. ambassador was killed.

Since late 2014, Ansar al-Sharia in the Verenige Nations on a list with terrorist organizations.

In 2015 died the founder, Mohamed al-Zahawi, Ansar al-Sharia al. He died when injuries which he had sustained in battles with regeringsmilitairen.


In the North-African country there since the fall of former leader Muammar Kaddafi in 2011 in chaos and a civil war. The government of national unity was formed under the mediation of the UN, but other groups are also trying the power in your hands.

Friday came still dozens of people to the life in the capital of Tripoli during fighting between rival militias.

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