ISIS Checkpoints in Libyan Port

Collection with 9 media items created by MENA Desk

Libya 15 Mar 2015 00:00

Fighters affiliated to ISIS have set up checkpoints on Sunday 15 March both within and at the entrances of the eastern Libyan port of Derna. According to eyewitnesses, each checkpoint is manned by 10-15 fighters equipped with Kalashnikov rifles and hand grenades, as well as 4x4 vehicles with mounted anti-aircraft machine guns. Different groups of fighters take shifts in guarding the checkpoints for specific periods of time. The head of the sentries is equipped with a walkie-talkie. The fighters confiscate any liquor and tobacco they find and destroy it on the spot. People deemed guilty of violating Islamic law are taken to the offices of the Islamic police inside the city. When aircraft are spotted flying overhead the fighters disperse, fearing their checkpoints might be targeted.

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Derna, Libya
By MENA Desk
15 Mar 2015

March 15, 2015
Derna, Libya

Masked gunmen guard a checkpoint in the Libyan port city of Derna. Each checkpoint is manned by 10-15 fighters carrying Kalashnikovs and hand grenades as well as 4x4 vehicles equipped with anti-aircraft machine guns.

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Derna, Libya
By MENA Desk
15 Mar 2015

March 15, 2015
Derna, Libya

Masked gunmen guard a checkpoint in the Libyan city of Derna. Each checkpoint is manned by 10 to 15 fighters carrying Kalashnikovs and hand grenades as well as 4x4 vehicles that carry anti aircraft machine guns.

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Derna, Libya
By MENA Desk
15 Mar 2015

March 15, 2015
Derna, Libya

Masked gunmen standing in front of an ISIS flag wave a taxi through a checkpoint in the city of Derna.

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Derna, Libya
By MENA Desk
15 Mar 2015

March 15, 2015
Derna, Libya

An ISIS fighter mans the anti aircraft gun on the back of a 4x4 at an ISIS checkpoint in the city of Derna.

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Derna, Libya
By MENA Desk
15 Mar 2015

March 15, 2015
Derna, Libya

A masked gunman stands next to a machine-gun mounted truck at an ISIS checkpoint outside the city of Derna.

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Derna, Libya
By MENA Desk
15 Mar 2015

March 15, 2015
Derna, Libya

A masked gunman mans a mounted machine gun at an ISIS checkpoint in the Libyan city of Derna.

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Derna, Libya
By MENA Desk
15 Mar 2015

March 15, 2015
Derna, Libya

Fighters who have pledged their allegiance to ISIS guard checkpoints in the city of Derna.

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Derna, Libya
By MENA Desk
15 Mar 2015

March 15, 2015
Derna, Libya

An ISIS fighter mans an anti aircraft gun on the back of a 4x4 at an ISIS checkpoint in the city of Derna.

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Derna, Libya
By MENA Desk
15 Mar 2015

March 15, 2015
Derna, Libya

Masked gunmen guard a checkpoint in the Libyan port city of Derna. Each checkpoint is manned by 10-15 fighters carrying Kalashnikovs and hand grenades as well as 4x4 vehicles equipped with anti-aircraft machine guns.