Fajr Libya

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Fajr Libya militia
Participant in Libyan Crisis
Active2014-2016
LeadersSaleh Omran al Burki (deceased)[1]
HeadquartersLibya
Size20,000[2]
Part ofLibya Dawn
AlliesLibya Revolutionaries Operations Room
Libya Shield Force[3]
Opponent(s)ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant)

The Fajr Libya militia or Fajr Libya battalion, is a war faction that participated in the Libyan Crisis which overthrew Muammar Gaddafi. Presently, the Fajr Libya militia is an opponent of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and has been associated with the "Libya Dawn" movement in Libya.

As of February 2016, Fajr Libya holds the capital Tripoli, Sabrata, and the Western region of Libya.[4]

Fajr Libya militia was dissolved in 2016 when the national salvation government pleads loyalty to the Government of National Accord.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.albawabaeg.com/52094
  2. ^ http://sales.arte.tv/fiche/4640/380_-_LIBYE____LES_MAITRES_DE_TRIPOLI_-17-01-2015
  3. ^ "Libyan army kills leader of Libya Dawn militia". Albawaba.
  4. ^ "L'Etat islamique tente un coup de force à Sabratha, en Libye [The Islamic state is trying a coup in Sabratha, Libya]". Le Monde Afrique. 26 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Libya's self-declared National Salvation government stepping down". Reuters.