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Kataeb al Amn
Security Battalions

The Kataeb al Amn [Security Battalions], including the Green Brigades, is responsible for the regime's security in the major cities. Under the command of Colonel Massud Abdul Hafiz al-Kaddafi, they are responsible for the regime's security in the major cities. They field highly modern equipment.

The Tobruk unit is commanded by a cousin of the Guide, Ahmed Kadhaf Ed-Dam, a key person in Libyan-Egyptian relations. The new unit created in Tarhuna is directed by Colonel Said Uaidate al-Kaddafi who commanded the Republican Guard missile-launching unit from 1985 until early 1993.

In 1995, Col. Khalifa Ahneiche, who also commands the garrison at Sirta, of which he is a native, was maintained as chief of the battalions. But he now combined this function with that of boss of the armaments board. That body had previously answered to the military intelligence service headed by Ahneiche's chief rival, Col. Khuaildi Humaidi. In his new job Ahneiche exercised control over all foreign arms procurements.

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