After changing ideology :
Libya releases 88 Jihadists
LIBYA: Libyan authorities released on Thursday 88 ex-members
of radical Jihadist groups that had connections with al-Qaida, pan-Arab
al-Jazeera TV reported.
The report said that 45 people belonging to the Libyan Islamic
Fighting Group (LIFG) along with 43 belonging to other Jihadist groups
have been released from abu Slim prison in Tripoli after the dialogue
Gaddafi Foundation held with them for long time succeeded to make a
shift in their radical ideology.
Gaddafi Foundation which is headed by the son of Libyan leader Moamer
Gaddafi Seiful-Islam has succeeded to set 100 Islamists free since it
started dialogue with the Jihadist groups over their ideology and got
them convinced with reconsidering it.
LIFG was secretly formed by Libyans who had fought against Soviet
forces in Afghanistan in the early 1990s. The group started an armed
campaign against Gaddafi's regime in 1995 accusing it of being an
In November 2007 al-Qaida number two Ayman al-Zawahiri said the group
joined al-Qaida. CAIRO, Friday, Xinhua