Civilians in Libya Injured by Gunfire at ISIS Checkpoint

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ISIS IN ACTION

On 19 April, civilians were injured by gunfire after they were stopped at an ISIS checkpoint near Marada.

OTHER JIHADI ACTORS

On 18 April, a motorcade with Libyan National Army (LNA) Military Governor and On 18 April, a motorcade with Libyan National Army (LNA) Military Governor and LNA chief of Staff Abdulrazzaq al-Nadhouri was attacked by a VBIED as it moved through Sidi Khalifa, north of Benghazi, around noon local time. A Syrian national passing by was killed and three others were wounded. Nadhouri was not injured in the incident. The LNA media office later claimed “terrorist sleeper cells” conducted the attack.

On 22 April, the DMSC, which is currently in the control of the city of Derna, released a conciliatory statement calling for an end to the conflict between itself and the Libyan National Army (LNA).

WESTERN RESPONSE

On 18 April, the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs held a subcommittee hearing on the status of Libya that featured statements from a series of Libyan experts.

This month Senegal decided to deport to their country of origin two former Guantánamo prison detainees from Libya, Salem Abdul Salem Ghereby and Awad Khalifa. The two were sent to Senegal two years ago as the Obama administration reduced the Guantánamo detainee population.

Libya-Analysis is the most read independent English-language blog on Libyan affairs. It is run by Jason Pack, founder of EyeOnISISinLibya.com and researcher of World History at Cambridge University

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