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Libyan Secret Service


One of the first systems to be created by the NTC after the premature liberation of Libya was the Libyan Intelligence System (جهاز المخابرات الليبية). Their foremost task at the time, according to the NTC, was to "root out Gaddafi's loyalists". Probably due to the nature of their organisation, nothing was heard of them ever since, leading to the Guardian to report some sort of "confusion over who has control of Libya's security forces." Of course, the question of who really has control of Libya (and of the whole region for that matter) is politically incorrect to ask; replacing one tyranny with another in the name of "unintended mistakes" that no one cares to correct.


Law 7/2012: Establishing The Libyan Intelligence System

It was not until the 6th of February 2012 that the NTC had finally published some information about the secret organisation. In its Law 7 (of 2012), regarding the establishment of Libyan Intelligence System (جهاز المخابرات الليبية), there are 103 articles detailing the organisation's structure and its duties.

Article (1) states that the organisation is known as جهاز المخابرات الليبية ('Libyan Intelligence System'), and that its employees are those subject to Law 7 and others who are subject to Law 12/2012.

Article (2) states that the various departments and divisions of the organisation shall be determined by decisions issued by the president of the Libyan Intelligence System.

Article (3) states that the system's objective is to achieve Libya's security and safety via the following:

  • Protection of Libya's secrets and the prevention of their leakage.
  • Resisting foreign intelligence activity against the safety and security of Libya.
  • Surveillance of foreign bodies, individuals and organisations alike.
  • Follow up of suspicious activities hostile to the safety of Libya.
  • Counterintelligence.
  • Ensuring the safety of Libya's interests abroad.
  • Opposing hostile activities from hostile countries aiming at the identity, values and the principles of the Libyan society.
  • Exposing strategies and hostile plots that aim to destabilise the security and the national unity of Libya.

Article (4)
calls for all other departments and organisations to cooperate with the Libyan Intelligence System to implement its objectives in accordance with its duties as assigned by the law.

Article (6) states that the head of the Intelligence System is a "Minister" and that his deputies are "Deputy Ministers"; the appointment of whom shall be decided by the government.

To read the full document, detailing 103 Articles, please download Law 7/2012:

Law 7 (2012): the Libyan Intelligence System

Law-27 (2012): Amending Law 7 (of 2012)




The Head of The Libyan Intelligence & His Deputies


On the 12 of February 2012, the NTC issued a second law, Law 17 (of 2012), which names the head of the Libyan Intelligence System and his deputies, as follows:

  • President: Mr. Salem Abd Assalam [Abdul Salam] Alhasi.
  • Deputy: Mr. Salem Mohammad Alaswad.
  • Deputy: Mr. Mustafa Mohammad Noah.
  • Deputy: Mr. Mosa Omar Krimah.

Decree 17 (2012): naming the head of the intelligence and his deputies.



Resignation of Chief of Intelligence


Libya's chief of intelligence, Mr. Salem Alhasi, handed-in his resignation on the 5th of June 2014; apparently because of the "breakdown in government", the absence of state authority, and the collapse of security in Libya (libyaherald.com/2014/06/06/libyan-intelligence-chief-quits/). The resignation announcement, coincidently, was made on the same day the caretaker Prime Minister Abdullah Althni revealed that the Libyan government is fighting an "anonymous enemy"  that requires a "strong security service" (see next).



Secret Note


Many people were misled by the euphoric use of violence to remove tyrants in the hope of replacing them with democracy; but the reality of course always reveals its hideous face with more radical tyranny, wars and chaos that often follow violent change. However, according to the Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah Althni, destroying Libya's security infrastructure was a "mistake", and that Libya is facing an "anonymous enemy" which must be dealt with not by deploying more weapons and soldiers but by building a "strong security service which has not been effected to this day"[1].

نحن الذي يواجهنا عدو مجهول غير معلوم ولا يتم التعامل معه بانتشار الجنود والأسلحة بل يتم التعامل معه بجهاز استخباراتي قوي وهذا لم يتم تفعيله حتى هذه الساعة

He revealed this announcement on the 5th of June 2014, when most Libyans and others thought that freedom is hard-won via violence. Fighting the wrong enemy, or even worse fighting your own brothers and sisters, for whatever reason, is exactly what the anonymous enemy wants from you.

This leaves one question unanswered: what is the nature of "intended mistakes"?
How can a "mistake" by intentional or unintentional when it is a miss take?
Is this a slip of the tongue or just another mistake to add to the already-full sack of mistakes?

[1] www.pm.gov.ly/news/رئيس-الحكومة-المؤقتة-المكلف-الحكومة-ستقدم-كل-الدعم-لبنغازي-حتى-تثبت-وتقاوم-الخارجين-عن-القانون.html.]
[2] Download the PM's statement



HoR Appoints New Chief of Intelligence

Mustafa Maqaraen
العميد مصطفى المقرعن


Sixty HoR members have voted the Brigadier-General Mustafa Maqaraen (Almagraan) chief of Libyan intelligence [1]. The remaining 46 members voted for Brigadier-General Aldersi. Brigadier-General Maqaraen was said to have 28 years experience, presumably with the ousted intelligence. Mr Maqaraen originally comes from Alajilat, a small town situated between Zuwarah and Sabratha in western Libya.

[1] https://youtu.be/18K_vmDOfp8