Rafallah al-Sahati Brigade
|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
|Area of operations||
|Part of||Shura Council of Benghazi Revolutionaries|
|Originated as||February 17th Martyrs Brigade|
|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.
- "BBC News - Guide to Libya's militias". Bbc.co.uk. 2012-09-28. Retrieved 2013-10-06.
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