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Libya: Armed Conflict

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 133856, tabled on 22 March 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government was in communication with the (a) Libyan Islamic Fighting Group and (b) 17 February Martyrs' Brigade during the war in Libya in 2011.

Answered on

3 April 2018

​During the Libyan conflict in 2011 the British Government was in communication with a wide range of Libyans involved in the conflict against the Qaddafi regime forces. It is likely that this included former members of Libyan Islamic Fighting Group and 17 February Martyrs' Brigade, as part of our broad engagement during this time.