In the translated interview, shown on the BBC, he said: "I condemn anyone who says I belong to Libyan Islamic Fighting Group
. I commend them but I don't belong to any organisation."
Benotman, a Libyan, said at the time he had adopted radical Islam and formed the Libyan Islamic Fighting group
. He travelled to Sudan and established close links with Al Qaida leaders.
From The Laskar Jihad in Indonesia to Islamic Salvation Front in Algeria, Libyan Islamic Fighting Group
in Libya to International Islamic Brigade in Chechnya several radical groups were formed by these Afghanistan veterans.
liaison to the al-Qaeda-linked Libyan opposition, working directly with Abdelhakim Belhadj of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group
." According to a 2007 report by West Point's Combating Terrorism Center's center, the article added, "the Libyan city of Benghazi was one of Al Qaeda's main headquarters -- and bases for sending Al Qaeda fighters into Iraq." Global Research website considered that the U.S.
In Libya, al-Qaeda has sought to keep a low profile by shunning the use of its brand name, though it has strengthened its Libyan network with elements of al-Qaeda central, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), and the indigenous Libyan Islamic Fighting Group
. Libya has long provided a deep well of manpower for al-Qaeda in Iraq, as revealed by the organization's personnel records captured in the Iraqi town of Sinjar near the Syrian border in 2007.
Among specific topics are religious identity and civil conflict in Africa, liberal varieties of Islam in Africa and the struggle for tolerance and democracy, Nigerian women's responses to Shari'a, and the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group
. The nine papers are from a May 2007 conference Distributed in the US by ISBS.
A former member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group
, Libi rose within al-Qaeda's ranks after he escaped in 2005 from the U.S.
Belhadj is a former leader of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group
, which waged an insurgency against Gaddafi in the 1990s.
government suddenly went from dangerous terrorists to democratic "freedom fighters." Most prominent among the terror groups that became Western allies was the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group
In Tripoli, Abdelhakim Belhaj, a well-known al Qaeda fighter and founder of the notorious Libyan Islamic Fighting Group
(LIFG), is now leading the rebel "military counsel" in Tripoli.
Policy Possible Questions Libyan Political Dynamics and Profiles Political Dynamics Interim Transitional National Council (TNC) Prominent TNC Figures Armed Forces Exiles and Al Sanusi Monarchy Figures Libyan Islamists and the TNC The Muslim Brotherhood Libyan Islamic Fighting Group
(LIFG)/Libyan Islamic Movement for Change (LIMC) Al Qaeda in the Lands of the Islamic Maghreb (AQLIM/AQIM) Transitional National Council Positions and Statements Contacts Author Contact Information Summary
The Libyan Islamic Fighting Group
(LIFG), another former Al-Qaeda ally, abandoned the ideology between 2005 and 2010 and joined the revolution against Col.