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ISIS Establishes a Series of Checkpoints in Libya

ISIS IN ACTION On 9 January, two ISIS vehicles reportedly set up a temporary checkpoint on the road west of Sirte near Abu Grein, inspecting vehicles and confiscating goods. On 11 January, a would-be ISIS bomber surrendered himself to al-Bunyan al-Marsous (BM) forces after defusing the bomb he was instructed to detonate. It is not […]

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Africa Libya

Tripoli’s Special Deterrent Force Arrest Two Daesh (ISIS) Fighters in Libya

ISIS IN ACTION On 9 January, Tripoli’s Special Deterrent Force (Rada) announced the arrest of two ISIS fighters – Mohammed Abdullah Balah (Abu Ayoub) and Siraj Khalifa Ali Abdul Rahman al-Jahawi (Abu Huraira) – who confessed to being responsible for the failed Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) bombing in the al-Dreibi District in southwest Tripoli […]

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Africa Libya

UN Envoy to Libya Refuses to Engage in Dialogue with Qaddafi’s Son

ISIS IN ACTION ISIS sympathetic telegram accounts are reported to be accusing the Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council (BRSC) of having a deal with the Libyan National Army to allow its fighters to flee to Derna after being removed from the Sidi Khrebish district in central Benghazi. Near Sirte, Government of National Accord (GNA) affiliated Misratan […]

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Africa Libya

International Criticism Grows for Libyan National Army Commander’s Defiance

ISIS IN ACTION On 24 December, a mass grave thought to contain the bodies of as many as twenty ISIS fighters was uncovered in the al-Manara neighborhood of Sirte following a report from a local resident. Al-Manara saw the most intense clashes between ISIS and the al-Bunyan al-Marsous forces prior to the former’s defeat in […]

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Africa Libya

ISIS Appears to be Regrouping in Sirte, Libya

ISIS IN ACTION On 3 November, Zarouk Asuiti, the head of the activation committee of security services in Sirte, stated he has received information suggesting ISIS is regrouping in the valleys south of the city. The Libyan Air Force are said to be flying Mi-35 helicopters over Nawfaliyah-Bin Jawad area following reports of ISIS activity […]