Libyan Islamic Fighting Group

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The Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) is an Islamist opposition group in Libya.[1]

The LIFG was formed in Afghanistan in 1990, from about 500 Libyans fighting with the mujaheddin against the Soviet Union.[2]

External Resources


  1. Ian Black, Libya's jihadis reject violence as leader bids for acceptance, Guardian, 4 September 2009.
  2. Mark Curtis, Secret Affairs: Britain's Collusion with Radical Islam, Serpent's Tail, 2010, p.224.