Libya releases LIFG members
Libya on Wednesday (February 16th) freed 110 members of the Libyan Islamist Fighting Group (LIFG) from a Tripoli prison, Pana reported. According to Libyan League for Human Rights chief Mohammed Tarnish, the release was part of the reconciliation initiative with Islamist movements begun in 2006.
In a 417-page document released in 2009, "Corrective Studies on the Doctrine of Jihad, Hesba and Ruling", the LIFG repudiated al-Qaeda and denounced the killing of civilians under the pretext of jihad. Libya has since freed scores of Islamist prisoners.
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