Libyan Shield Force (LSF)

The Libyan Shield Force was formed during 2012 and is an umbrella militia inclusive of both federalists and Islamists groups from east Misrata and Zintan. The formation of the LSF was intended towards giving the Libyan government control over various militias. However, tensions between the Libyan government and the LSF remain present because of the LSF’s support for defending the Libyan revolution by means of violence.  The LSF is considered as a reserve unit of the Libyan army and has received financial resource allocations from the staff presidency's budget. The force is divided into four main brigades in eastern, central, south and western Libya and carries out law and order and combat tasks. The LSF’s position also has resulted in tensions with other militias compounded by the fact that it does not have one military arrangement. The LSF represents members with diverse religious, ideological (Islamist), tribal and political (federalist) affiliations.Centre of OperationsThe…

Libyan Shield Force (LSF) is an active group formed c. 2012.
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