Rafallah al-Sahati Brigade

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Rafallah al-Sahati Brigade
كتيبة راف الله السحاتي
Participant in the Libyan Civil War, Post-civil war violence in Libya, and the 2014 Libyan Conflict
Ideology Islamism
Area of operations

Eastern Libya

Size ~1,000
Part of Shura Council of Benghazi Revolutionaries
Originated as February 17th Martyrs Brigade
Allies Ansar al-Sharia
Opponents Operation Dignity coalition
Battles and wars Libyan Civil War
Post-civil war violence in Libya
2014 Libyan conflict

The Rafallah Sahati Brigade is named after one of the first Libyans to die while fighting Gaddafi's forces in March 2011 in Benghazi. The group began as a battalion of the 17 February Martyrs brigade, before expanding to become a group in its own right. Its members are estimated at 1,000 with presence in eastern Libya and in Kufra. The brigade took part in securing the national elections and other Ministry of Defence operations in eastern Libya. It has denounced the killing of the US ambassador in Benghazi.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBC News - Guide to Libya's militias". Bbc.co.uk. 2012-09-28. Retrieved 2013-10-06.