CAIRO – 25 July 2017: Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain announced in a joint statement late Monday that they have included Libya’s Nabaa TV among the nine organizations newly added to their terrorism watch list.
The Arab quartet added three Yemeni and six Libyan associations to their terrorist list, stressing that "these new measures come within the framework of monitoring the counter terrorism approach that the four Arab nations determined."
Nabaa TV is a Libyan media outlet controlled by Abd al-Hakim Belhaj, the former leader of al-Qaida’s Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) who is sanctioned by the four countries calling for combating terrorism in June 2017. During the Libyan uprisings in 2011, Abd al-Hakim Belhaj commanded the Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade, a Libyan militia armed and trained by Qatari Special Forces units in western Libya.
Nabaa TV is used by Belhaj and his associates to promote a terrorist ideology and agenda in Libya. Nabaa TV publishes statements in support of terrorist militias, including the Benghazi Defense Brigades and the Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council (designated herein).
Nabaa TV endorses attacks and activities of terrorist militias in Libya. Nabaa TV has broadcast reports of militant operations produced by