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Civilians in Libya Injured by Gunfire at ISIS Checkpoint

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 […]

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UN: Armed Groups Control Prisons in Libya, Torture Detainees

ISIS IN ACTION On 7 April, local Libyan National Army (LNA) affiliated security forces apprehended a suspected ISIS member who was allegedly preparing to conduct an attack against LNA forces in the coastal town of Zueitina. This follows an increase in security patrol by the LNA and security forces in the Oil Crescent after multiple […]

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US Drone Strikes Target House in Libya With Alleged al-Qaeda Militants

ISIS IN ACTION There were no ISIS-related developments reported this week. WESTERN RESPONSE On 24 March, the US military undertook drone strikes targeting a house near Ubari, allegedly killing two militants that belonged to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) according to a spokeswoman for U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM). Contradicting the US statement, local Libyan […]

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US and Turkey Agree to Occupy Syria Together

Damascus (AHT) – While Syria makes progress in freeing areas of the country from foreign-supported terrorist groups, with invaluable assistance from Iran and Russia, the United States is seeking alternate ways to maintain its own presence there. The defeat of ‘rebel’ groups is not good news for the U.S., since it arms and supports them, and has […]

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Former French President in Custody for Alleged Financial Ties to Qaddafi

ISIS IN ACTION On 13 March, a Libyan news outlet published an article suggesting that ISIS intends to take over the Libyan National Army (LNA) controlled Oil Crescent town of Ajdabiya. The article alleged that it had been following several members online through social media. One supposed member is said to have stated that the […]

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US Increases Libyan Airstrikes While Egypt Foils ISIS Infiltration Attempt

ISIS IN ACTION On 11 March, the Libyan National Army (LNA) spokesperson announced that the LNA’s Sirte Operations Room had killed three ISIS leaders fleeing Derna. The spokesperson added that ISIS elements were reported to be moving in the areas south of Sirte, Bani Walid, and Sidra. On 8 March, a suicide vehicle-borne improved explosive […]

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Media Erase US Role in Syria’s Misery, Call for US to Inflict More Misery

Washington D.C. (FAIR) – In the Guardian (2/10/18), Simon Tisdall described the US and its Western partners as “hovering passively on the sidelines in Syria,” and “restricting themselves to counterterrorism operations and vain calls for peace.” ABC’s Conor Finnegan (2/26/18) expressed concern that “the US will remain on the sidelines” in the country. However, America currently controls 28 […]

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American Arrested for Allegedly Trying to Join ISIS in Libya

ISIS IN ACTION On 28 February, US law enforcement officials stated that twenty-year-old Bernard Raymond Augustine from Keyes in the US, accused of trying to enter Libya to join ISIS, had been arrested. Augustine had been returned to the US from Tunisia after being first arrested in Tunisia in 2016. Augustine is said to have […]

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ISIS Launches Car Bomb Attack on Libyan National Army Checkpoint

ISIS IN ACTION On 21 February, at 9:15 in the morning, an ISIS Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) drove into the Libyan National Army’s (LNA) 127 infantry battalion at a checkpoint near Waddan in the Jufra district. The attack destroyed two vehicles and killing three LNA fighters, wounding two more. ISIS’s official news agency Amaq […]

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Tunisia FM Concerned ISIS will Grow in Libya Following Defeat in Syria, Iraq

ISIS IN ACTION On 18 February, Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui is reported to have stated in an address at the Munich Security Conference in Germany that ISIS will attempt to return to Libya following its defeat in Iraq and Syria. In his speech Jhniaoui called for the need for cooperative international counter-terrorism efforts, arguing […]

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