Jihad in Libya: Truck bomb kills 65 at Libyan police training centre; explosion rocks city

ByPamela Geller on January 7, 2016
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Look at Hillary’s one major “achievement” as Secretary of State: intervening in Libya.

The blame for the loss of Libya to jihad and ISIS forces is Hillary Clinton’s. In the wake of the Libya catastrophe, even Democrats questioned Clinton’s rush to war in the country. She was hell-bent on taking out Qaddafi, who had contained the jihad threat.

“Truck bomb kills 65 at Libyan police training centre; explosion rocks Derna,” The Times of Malta, January 7, 2016:

At least 65 people were killed today when one of Libya’s worst truck bombs in years exploded at a police training centre in the town of Zliten, local officials and hospital sources said.

No group immediately claimed the attack, but the bombing was one of the deadliest since Islamist militants started expanding their presence in the chaos that followed the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

Mayor Miftah Hamadi said the bomb, at 8am, detonated as recruits were gathering for training at the police centre in Zliten, a coastal town between the capital Tripoli and the port of Misrata.

Witnesses said residents were ferrying victims to Misrata hospitals in ambulances and cars, many with shrapnel wounds. Medical sources said 65 people had been killed, including some civilians, though one official said between 50 and 60 had died.

Other sources said that more than 100 people were dead. The Misurata Central Hospital said 50 wounded had arrived at the hospital.

Since the NATO-backed revolt ousted Gaddafi, Libya has slipped deeper into turmoil with two rival governments and a range of armed factions locked in a struggle for control of the North African state and its oil wealth.

In the chaos, Islamic State militants have grown in strength, taking over the city of Sirte and launching attacks on oilfields. Islamic State fighters this week attacked two major oil export terminals.

In February last year, three car bombs hit the eastern Libyan city of Qubbah, killing 40 people in what officials described as a revenge attack for Egyptian air strikes on Islamist militant targets.

Western powers are pushing Libya’s factions to back a UN-brokered national unity government to join forces against Islamic State, but the agreement faces major resistance from several factions on the ground.

Explosion rocks Derna

Another explosion rocked Derna in the east at the main entrance of Nahda School. There were no casualties.

The school is used as headquarters for the fundamental Derna Mujahideen Shura Council.

Federica Mogherini condemns attacks

In a statement, European Commission vice-president Federica Mogherini said Libyans deserved peace and security, and, with the Libyan Political Agreement, they had a great opportunity to set aside their divisions and work together, united, against the terrorist threat facing their country.

“The quick implementation of the Libyan Political Agreement will be instrumental, so that a government of national accord can be established as soon as possible, to defend all Libyan citizens.

“It will also help preserve Libya’s resources, defeat terrorists that want to undermine Libya’s prosperity, and restore stability and security throughout the country,” she said.

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  • Dr. Doomsday

    Ha ha ha ha, all so funny, isn’t it?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fgcd1ghag5Y

  • Mahou Shoujo

    The more that is found about Hillary, the more she looks line the muslim patron devil of Hhjrah.

    • joe1429

      Hopefully she will be indicted for the em scandal

      • Mahou Shoujo

        It couldn’t happen to a more deserving person.

  • Cheeseblizz
  • Shafiq Islam

    While I, as an ex-Muslim, wholeheartedly agree that intolerance, hatred and violence are intrinsic to the Muslim religion, it is also clear that the US’s and NATO’s neoconservative foreign policies have created the grievances and anarchy necessary for jihad to flourish.

    • Mahou Shoujo

      There is no reason for islam to constantly be murdering any and everyone. In what way did nato or anyone else do anything with the Yazidis to cause islam to murder and rape everyone they could find? Islam is violence, for any or no reason, it will be destroyed because of it, with internal jihad doing much of the work. As the American government is not conservative, but liberal to the point of socialist, why is neoconservatism part of the discussion?

      • Shafiq Islam

        The anarchy created by US/NATO actions in Iraq set the stage for the subsequent events, and you need only look at jihadi recruiting materials to see that the resentment created by these policies helps them. The Qur’an was present during the centuries of relatively peaceful relationships between Muslims and others, too. The problems we are seeing are interactive.

        • Mahou Shoujo

          Islam has never been at peace with anyone , including itself. The sects denouncing each other as apostates with death being the prescribe sentence for apostasy. Discuss the islamic invasion of India and the millions murdered in that little exercise of muslim proselytizing.

        • harbidoll

          Prez. Bush handed Iraq to the Shia. It was suppose to share power with the other groups That didn’t set well with anyone! & so it goes!

        • IzlamIsTyranny

          Saddam’s Iraq was firing SCUD missiles into Israel lying muslum scumbag. Take ur holey quranus, hold it between ur knees and squeeze.

    • IzlamIsTyranny

      Yeah, the genocides of 2.5 to 3 million Hindus in Bangladesh committed by f’ing muslums was the fault of the US and NATO, as was the genocide of 200,000 kaffir al najjis in E. Timor by f’ing muslums, as was the genocide of a million kaffir al najjis in the Sudan, or the Armenian Genocide or the ethnic cleansing of non-muslims from Cyprus.
      You know what? GFY muslum.

  • harbidoll

    so now its ISIL (Lavant) not iSIS any more.

  • George Garbow

    23

  • George Garbow

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    • joe1429

      Just look at the new years eve rapes accross europe, this year. well coordinated

  • joe1429

    Thank you 0doushe, and killary, for getting rid of our friend gaddaffi, and letting ISIS take over libya , too!! Good job. Now you want the same for syria. Killary and 0dousche want to push assad out, and guess what?? IsIs will take over syria, too. At least putin got common sense to keep assad over there!!