Brigade 93 is one of many militias that formed in the wake of the Libyan Civil War. It is based in Bani Walid, a former stronghold of the Gaddafi regime. The militia is mainly composed of those still loyal to Gaddafi.
|Participant in the 2011–2012 Libyan interfactional fighting|
Flag of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
|Active||January 2012 – present|
|Area of operations||Libya|
|Originated as||Libyan Armed Forces|
|Opponent(s)||National Transitional Council|
|Battles and war(s)||Post-civil war violence in Libya|
The brigade is named after the 1993 attempted coup against Gaddafi by members of the Warfalla tribe. Salem al-Ouaer, a member of the Warfalla tribe who sided with Gaddafi during the coup, is believed to head the militia.
Weapons and equipmentEdit
The brigade was said to possess heavy weapons, including 106 mm anti-tank guns.
When they took over the May 28 Brigade base, they took heavy equipment, most notably tanks. In this video filmed after the takeover of the base by AFP, at least 4 tanks and a Grad rocket launcher are seen among the equipment captured by the Brigade 93.
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