Mohamed Sowan (محمد صوان) is a Libyan Islamist activist and politician. He has been the leader of the Justice and Development Party since its foundation in March 2012. The Justice and Development Party is the political wing of the Libyan Muslim Brotherhood. Sowan is from the city of Misrata. He was imprisoned by the deposed Libyan Arab Jamahiriya government, until he was released in 2006 and subsequently worked as a hotel manager.
Trump’s foreign policy as a source of hope | Letters Despite the hyperbole and drama that surrounded the US presidential race, it is my opinion that President-elect Donald Trump’s foreign policy is one of much-needed hope and optimism (Trump: ‘We will stop racing to topple foreign regimes’, theguardian.com, 7 December). The notion of the US acting as the world’s police has got out of hand. With troops stationed in countries across the world, and military spending totalling more than the next 16 countries’ combined, the overreach of the US military is staggering, and yielding terrible results. It doesn’t take much research beyond the mainstream media to realise the intervention in Libya was a disaster, bringing massive destabilisation to the region and creating a power vacuum for terrorist groups like Isis. The Iraq war was predicated on bad intelligence and the false claim that there were weapons of mass destruction under Saddam Hussein. The sheer recklessness of such interventionist policies has resulted in ma
Isis loses control of Libyan city of Sirte Forces backed by US airstrikes take last Isis-held buildings but destination of fleeing fighters is unclearThe drawn-out capture of Sirte, the last major Islamic State (Isis) stronghold in Libya, has been completed after months of fighting and a stubborn resistance by snipers.Rida Issa, a spokesman for the Misrata brigades, said they had led forces backed by US airstrikes to take the last Isis-held buildings in the city. He said the brigades “control all of Sirte’s Ghiza Bahriya neighbourhood and are still securing the area”. Continue reading...
Dead or alive? Why the world’s most-wanted terrorist has been killed at least three times Mokhtar Belmokhtar, also known as Marlboro Man, was reported dead after a French strike in Libya this month. But it’s not the first time …In 2006, in an interview with the journal of a North African terrorist faction operating at the time, Mokhtar Belmokhtar said: “I dream of only one thing: to die a martyr.” A decade later, he may have achieved his goal. Or, judging by the number of times he has been reported dead in the meantime, he may not have done. At the time of writing, we don’t know.Such is – or was – the life of one of the world’s most-wanted terrorists, an Algerian-born shopkeeper’s son and veteran of the Afghan civil war, who returned to North Africa to wage jihadism in the name of al-Qaida. He called his son Osama and has himself been variously nicknamed the Uncatchable, the Unkillable and, thanks to his purported involvement in cigarette smuggling, Marlboro Man. Continue reading...
صدورالعدد الثاني من صحيفة ” عين زاره الكبرى حفل العدد الثاني من صحيفة ” عين زاره الكبرى ” الذى صدر مؤخراً بالعديد من الأخبارالمحلية والعالمية والمناشط واللقاءات والمتابعات السياسية والاجتماعية والثقافية المتنوعة … وقد أبرزت الصحيفة بالخصوص في معرض اهتمامها بالشأن المحلي أخبارها بعناوين جاءت كالتالى : القصة الكاملة لأحداث السجن المفتوح بالفرناج ، وهكذا سلَّم المقبور السلطة وهكذا سلَّمها عبدالجليل ، واحتفالات […]