Martyrs of 17 February Brigade

The February 17 Martyrs Brigade is an Islamist militia group that took up arms to participate in the Libyan Revolution.  It is considered to be the best armed militia in eastern Libya and is financed by the Libyan defence ministry. The brigade consists of at least 12 battalions and possesses a large collection of light and heavy weapons in addition to training facilities. Its membership is estimated at between 1,500 and 3,500. The February 17 Martyrs Brigade has carried out various law and order tasks in eastern Libya and Kufra (southern Libya). Members of the brigade have reportedly joined groups in Syria that are opposing the Syrian Government.  Following the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi on 11 September 2012, reports stated that the Brigade had disbanded; however, opposing information suggests that 150 to 200 fighters of the militia only moved from Benghazi to the Jebel Akhdar area.Centre of OperationsThe Martyrs of 17 February Brigade is primarily active in…

Martyrs of 17 February Brigade is an active group formed c. 2012.
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