Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG)

The Libyan Islamic Fighting Group was founded by Libyans who had fought against Soviet forces in Afghanistan. It aims were to establish an Islamic state in Libya and to depose Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's regime. After the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, LIFG was banned worldwide because of its affiliation with al-Qaeda, which the group has consistently denied, stating that it refused to join the global Islamic front bin Laden declared against the west in 1998. Members of the group participated in the Libyan civil war under the name Libyan Islamic Movement. Before Gadhafi’s demise, the “old” Libya had become a “critical ally in US counterterrorism efforts” Gadhafi was particularly eager to cooperate, given his interest in taming Libya’s own homegrown al-Qaeda affiliate, the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG). The organization — of which Libi was a member — had long been dedicated to overturning…

Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), also known as Fighting Islamic Group, Libyan Fighting Group, Libyan Islamic Group, LIFG, Al-Jama’a al-Islamiyyah al-Muqatilah, Al-Jama’a al-Islamiyyah al-Muqatilah bi-Libya, Libyan Islamic Movement (name changed in 2011), al-Harakat al-Islamiya al-Libiya, The Libyan Islamic Killing Group is an active group formed c. 1995.
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