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ISIS Camp Discovered in Libya by Libyan National Army

ISIS IN ACTION On 20 September, the Libyan National Army’s (LNA) 128th Battalion and the Tariq Ibn Ziyad Brigade uncovered an ISIS camp in a cave near Harawah village, east of Sirte. During the operation security forces cleared multiple vehicle borne improvised explosive devices. The operation was conducted following information provided by Masoud Belhassen al-Nawfali […]

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Libyan Forces Launch Operation to Recover Vehicles Stolen from ISIS

ISIS IN ACTION On 15 August, the Petroleum Facilitates Guard (PFG) commander, Major General Naji al-Maghrabi, reported that an operation had been launched in collaboration with the Libyan National Army’s 331 and 127 battalions to recover seven vehicles stolen by ISIS fighters during a raid on the Greater Man Made River (GMMR) Sarir Station, located […]

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ISIS Sets up Checkpoint in Libyan Oil Crescent

ISIS IN ACTION On 13 August, ISIS Wilayat Barqah released a eulogy in their “Caravans of Martyrs” of Kenyan fighter Abu Mousa al-Keni. On 9 August, ISIS claimed in its latest al-Naba newsletter (no 143) that they had raided a Libyan National Army checkpoint close to Fuqaha in Jufrah at dawn on 4 August. The […]

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ISIS Raids Police Station in Libya, Clashes Occur at Checkpoint

ISIS IN ACTION On 24 July, ISIS fighters raided a police station in al-Uqaylah, west of Brega, destroying at least two vehicles with unconfirmed reports suggesting that multiple officers were killed and at least one was beheaded. Clashes also occurred at a Libyan National Army (LNA) checkpoint 20km south of the town following the incident. […]

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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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