Libyan National Army (LNA)

US Refutes Claims that Recent Airstrike in Libya Killed Innocent Civilians

ISIS IN ACTION On 26 June, ISIS fighters kidnapped two Libyan National Army (LNA) officers while they participated in a social gathering in the desert area between Zallah and Waddan. The officers were identified by their military IDs. In the most recent edition of their digital newspaper, al-Naba, ISIS claimed to have undertaken two attacks […]

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Russia Holds Separate Meetings with Rival Libyan Senior Officials

ISIS IN ACTION On 2 May, Islamic State (ISIS) fighters attacked the High National Election Commission Office (HNEC) building in the Ghout al-Shaal area of Tripoli at 10:10 local time. Following a brief shootout with security guards, two assailants detonated explosive vests. As many as 16 people were killed and more than 19 were injured. […]

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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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Health of Libyan Army Commander, Khalifa Haftar, Still Remains Unclear

WESTERN RESPONSE TO ISIS On 14 April, attempts to negotiate peace between the Awlad Suliman, Tebu and Tuareg tribes, who have been clashing in and around the southern Libya city of Sebha since February of this year, have moved to Niger and are allegedly being facilitated by French diplomats after multiple attempts to reach a […]

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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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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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Libyan National Army and Local Residents Clash with Daesh (ISIS)

ISIS IN ACTION On 30 January, Indian media reported that the Indian Ministry of External Affairs had received information from Libyan authorities that an Indian national named Tabrez Tambe is being held in a Libyan jail as a prisoner of war. Tambe reportedly fled India in January 2016 to join ISIS in Libya. The Maharashtra […]

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UN and ICC Condemn Executions by Libyan National Army

ISIS IN ACTION On 27 January, a cooperative effort began between the al-Bunyan al-Marsous Security Directorate of Sirte and the Red Crescent of Misrata to recover the bodies of ISIS fighters buried in Sirte’s neighborhood 600 and 656. Three bodies were recovered with another six the following day. Neighborhood 600 saw some of the most […]

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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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Libyan National Army Claims Qatar Transferring ISIS Militants into Libya

ISIS IN ACTION Sources from the Libyan National Army (LNA) told UAE based news outlet, Alittihad, that Qatar is transferring Islamic State (ISIS) militants from Iraq and Syria to Libya. It is alleged that Doha intends for the fighters to regroup in the South of Libya after major losses in Syria and Iraq. The campaign […]

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