Fall of Nofaliya (2015)

Flag of Libya.svg
Samsung Galaxy S5 Vector.svg
ISIL victory

 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (Caliph of ISIL)

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant 200–500 fighters

The Fall of Nofaliya refers to the takeover of the town of Nofaliya in Sirte District, Libya by the self-declared Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in February 2015.

On 8 February 2015, a convoy of 40 heavily armed 4WD vehicles drove 140 km from Sirte, where ISIL has a significant presence, into the town of Nofaliya. Some vehicles displayed the flag of ISIL, and the convoy reportedly included many foreign fighters. Upon their arrival, the fighters ordered Nofaliya's residents to "repent" and pledge allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The fighters appointed Ali Al-Qarqaa as emir of the town.

A day after Nofaliya was taken over, ISIL reinforced the entrances into the town to prevent sunrise attacks. A video of the takeover was also posted on the social media.

According to Libya Herald, with Nofaliya under its control, ISIL would be able to control the Libyan Coastal Highway. As 16 February 2015, ISIL also controls the city of Derna, Sirte, and has a presence in Tripoli and Sabratha.

This page was last edited on 3 March 2017, at 19:58 (UTC).
Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fall_of_Nofaliya_(2015) under CC BY-SA license.

Related Topics

Recently Viewed