Posted by: infideltaskforce | November 20, 2014

UN Security Council adds Libya jihadists to terror list

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“UN Security Council adds Libya Islamists to terror list,”

By AFP, November 19,  2014
Ansar al-Sharia is blacklisted amid international efforts to prevent country sliding even further into crisis
Clashes in Benghazi have killed at least 210 people since government troops backed by armed civilians started a campaign in mid-October to retake the city from Islamist militias.

The UN Security Council on Wednesday added to its terror list a Libyan Islamist group accused of involvement in the 2012 attack on the US mission in Benghazi that killed the ambassador and three other Americans.

The council blacklisted Ansar al-Sharia for its ties to al-Qaeda, slapping an arms embargo, assets freeze and global travel ban on the extremists at the request of Britain, France and the United States.

The measure targets Ansar al-Sharia Benghazi and its sister group Ansar al-Sharia Derna, which both have links to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and other violent radical outfits.

In October, Ansar al-Sharia Derna pledged allegiance to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil), the violent Islamist group that has seized control of territory in Iraq and Syria.

Francois Delattre, the French ambassador, said the decision would provide a boost to efforts by Bernardino Leon, UN special envoy, to broker a deal between Libya’s many militias and the government.

“This is an important decision because it draws a clear line between, on the one hand, jihadists with whom there can be no dialogue, and on the other, those Libyan groups – Islamist and others – that must take part in talks launched by special envoy Bernardino Leon,” Delattre told AFP.

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