Libyan Islamic Fighting Group

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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.[1] In 2011, Barack Hussein Obama provided support to the Islamist rebels during the Libyan uprising.[2]

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.

See also


  1. Terrorist Organization Profile: Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START).
  2. ‘White Out’ on Benghazi: State Dept. Issues Report, Clare Lopez, December 23, 2012.

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