Libyan Islamic Fighting Group
The Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) is a terror organization in Libya founded in 1995 and is connected with the al-Qaeda. The goal of this organization is the practising of the Sharia law and killing non-muslims. The biggest enemy of the LIFG was the libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi. The LIFG was designated a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) by the United States government in 2005. In 2011, Barack Hussein Obama provided support to the Islamist rebels during the Libyan uprising.
LIFG was originally compromised of Libyans who fought in the Soviet-Afghan war (1980-88). LIFG is suspected as one of the terrorist entities to provide materials for the May 2003 suicide bombings in Casablanca. In November 2007, al-Qaeda leaders released an audio recording officially declaring LIFG had joined with the al-Qaeda organization. The Libyan Islamic Fighting Group has ties to extremist groups in Egypt and Algeria.
- Terrorist Organization Profile: Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START). start.umd.edu
- ‘White Out’ on Benghazi: State Dept. Issues Report, Clare Lopez, December 23, 2012. http://counterjihadreport.com