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Aftermath of ISIS Hostage Situation i...
Tripoli
By hamzaturkia
28 Jan 2015

January 28, 2015
Tripoli, Libya

Video shows the aftermath of an attack on the Corinthia hotel in Tripoli Libya, popular with foreigners and diplomats. Local sources indicate that nine people were killed, five of whom were foreigners.

According to eye witnesses a bomb went off outside the hotel after three gunmen entered the building. They said that the three men were aged between 20 and 30 and were clean shaven.

They took one hostage and fought with security forces before detonating explosive belts, killing themselves and their hostage.

A twitter account with links to ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Hostages Taken in the Corinthia Hotel...
Tripoli
By hamzaturkia
27 Jan 2015

January 27, 2015
Tripoli, Libya

Video shows Libyan Special Deterrent Force, staging outside the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli where gunmen are holding hostages.

According to the Transterra contributor a bomb exploded outside the hotel after the gunmen entered the building. He says that according to witnesses there are at least 3 gunmen aged between 20 and 30 and clean shaven.

The video also shows what is believed to be a security camera photo of one of the gunmen inside the hotel.

A Twitter account linked to Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Aftermath of Airstrikes Against an Is...
Zuwarah, Libya
By hamzaturkia
15 Dec 2014

The aftermath of airstrikes in the Libyan town of Zuwarah.

Large food supplies were destroyed and infrastructure severely damaged when missiles landed on a warehouse for food storage and a chemical factory.

At least eight people were killed and 24 others wounded, including 10 African workers.

These airstrikes were carried out on December 2 by the forces of retired General Khalifa Haftar, who are trying to recapture areas in east Libya from Islamist rebels. Another wave of airstrikes, 10
days later, targeted areas in Zuwarah’s outskirts near the border with Tunisia.

Residents also expressed their anger that General Haftar’s attacks are harming civilians.

Rebel leaders accused Egypt of providing Haftar’s forces with warplanes used in the attacks.

The recent series of airstrikes also targeted a rebel-held international airport in in the outskirts of Tripoli. The spokesman of the rebel security force that controls the airport said that the bombings
were carried out during two consecutive days. According to the spokesman, the attacks targeted the airport’s runway, causing minor injuries and damaging civilian homes near the airport.

A bloody conflict has pitted two Libyan governments against each other since August. The country is torn between militias that were once united to oust dictator Muammar Qaddafi.

Despite recent United Nations mediation to broker a peace accord, fighting between the warring factions continues to weaken this fragile country. The prosperity to which Libyans have long aspired seem to many like a far-fetched hope.

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2 M/S of a destroyed warehouse

C/S of food bags

M/S and C/S of a burnt truck

Various shots from the hospital

Various shots from Zuwarah Square

Various shots of streets of Tripoli

Various shots of destroyed houses near Mitiga International Airport

Various shots from inside the Mitiga International Airport

SOUNDBITE

(Arabic, man) Unnamed employee

(00:30) We were working normally at the offices when were caught by surprise by missiles falling on the warehouses, killing 8 persons and wounding 14 others. These warehouses provided food supplies from Sabrata to Ras Jdair (00:54).

(Arabic, man) Issa al-Mansuri, a resident of Zuwarah

(01:39) We condemn these bombings by Haftar’s air force. They are targeting civilians and innocent foreigners who have nothing to do with [this conflict]. These airstrikes are destroying infrastructure and will not solve the problem. We want a ceasefire by any possible means, we do not want airstrikes in addition to the fighting. We have enough weapons to hold war on different front lines and they are bringing in weapons and pilots from abroad. How will they solve the problem this way? (02:05).

(Arabic, man) Mubarak al-Nayli, resident of Tripoli

(02:48) Life in Tripoli is relatively stable but certain armed groups are breaching security by bombing indiscriminately (03:01).

(03:07) This has [scared] school children and caused a fuel shortage, and we faced a shortage in electricity, too, but it is fixed now (03:18).

(Arabic, man) Unnamed resident of Tripoli

(03:46) Instead of bombing military bases, [Haftar] is targeting the homes of civilians who have nothing to do with military action (04:04).

(Arabic, man) Al-Sader al-Turki, Spokesperson of rebel security unit at Mitiga Airport

(04:48) The airstrikes carried out by the so-called Haftar’s group did not affect our morale. These warplanes do not belong to the Libyan air force; they were brought from another country (05:13).

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Death From Above for Tripoli's Civilians
Tripoli
By hamzaturkia
03 Dec 2014

The aftermath of airstrikes in the Libyan town of Zwara.

Large food supplies were destroyed and infrastructure severely damaged when missiles landed on a warehouse for food storage and a chemical factory.

At least eight people were killed and 24 others wounded, including 10 African workers.

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man), Unnamed employee

“(…) We were working normally at the offices when were caught by surprise by missiles falling on the warehouses (…) Theses warehouses provided food supplies from Sabrata to Ras Jdair.”

These airstrikes were carried out on December 2 by the forces of retired General Khalifa Haftar, who are trying to recapture areas in east Libya from Islamist rebels. Another wave of airstrikes, 10 days later, targeted areas in Zwara’s outskirts near the border with Tunisia.

Residents also expressed their anger that General Haftar’s attacks are harming civilians.

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man), Issa al-Mansuri, a resident of Zwara

“We condemn these bombings by Haftar’s air force. They are targeting civilians and innocent foreigners who have nothing to do with [this conflict]. These airstrikes are destroying infrastructure and will not solve the problem. We want a ceasefire by any possible means, we do not want airstrikes in addition to the fighting (…) they are bringing in weapons and pilots from abroad. How will they solve the problem this way?”

Rebel leaders accused Egypt of providing Haftar’s forces with warplanes used in the attacks.

The recent series of airstrikes also targeted a rebel-held international airport in in the outskirts of Tripoli. The spokesman of the rebel security force that controls the airport said that the bombings were carried out during two consecutive days. According to the spokesman, the attacks targeted the airport’s runway, causing minor injuries and damaging civilian homes near the airport.

The spokesman said that the airport is a civilian facility.

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Al-Sader al-Turki, Spokesperson of rebel security unit at Mitiga Airport

“Mitiga airport was initially a base for Libyan air force, but after the revolution it has only been used for civilian purposes (...). These warplanes do not belong to the Libyan air force; they were brought from another country

Tripoli residents also accused Haftar of targeting civilians.

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Unnamed resident of Tripoli

“Instead of bombing military bases, [Haftar] is targeting the homes of civilians who have nothing to do with military action.”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man), Mubarak al-Nayli, resident of Tripoli

“Life in Tripoli is relatively stable but certain armed groups are breaching security by bombing indiscriminately. This has [scared] school children and caused a fuel shortage.”

A bloody conflict has pitted two Libyan governments against each other since August. The country is torn between militias that were once united to oust dictator Muammar Qaddafi.

Despite recent United Nations mediation to broker a peace accord, fighting between the warring factions continues to weaken this fragile country. The prosperity to which Libyans have long aspired seem to many like a far-fetched hope.