Libya

Libya Special Deterrence Forces Mistakenly Raid Home, Kill Man and Pregnant Wife

ISIS IN ACTION On 10 July, the Libyan National Army’s (LNA) Criminal Investigations Department in Brega arrested an individual suspected of being an ISIS fighter. During the arrest, the suspect was discovered to possess a suicide belt. On 10 July, in the earlier hours of the morning, a large contingent of Special Deterrence Forces (Rada) […]

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Libyan National Sentenced to 22 Years in US Prison for Role in 2012 Benghazi Attack

ISIS IN ACTION On 28 June, airstrikes targeting Benghazi Defence Brigade (BDB) and ISIS locations were reported near Bani Walid. At the time of writing it is unclear if it was either of the two groups or an amalgamation of forces fleeing the Oil Crescent after participating in Ibrahim Jadhran’s assault on the oil facilities. […]

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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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US Conducts Drone Strike on al-Qaeda in Libya

ISIS IN ACTION On 14 June, unconfirmed reports suggest ISIS and Benghazi Defence Brigade fighters were spotted near the village of Harawa, 50 km east of Sirte. Libyan National Army al-Saiqa Special forces are said to have mobilized to the location in response to the reports. WESTERN RESPONSE On 13 June, U.S Africa Command (AFRICOM), […]

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Libya: ISIS Kills Civilians at Fake Checkpoint, US Conducts Airstrikes

ISIS IN ACTION On 6 June, local sources claim that ISIS fighters established a fake checkpoint between Zillah and Waddan in the Jufra region and fired upon a vehicle killing two civilians from the Qadhafa tribe. However, in contrast to this version of events, ISIS published a claim stating that its fighters had killed two […]

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Daesh (ISIS) Fighters Attack a Police Station in Libya

ISIS IN ACTION On 2 June, ISIS fighters attacked a police station in al-Qanan, 10km south-east of Ajdabiya, killing a civilian and injuring another five. No police were injured or killed despite two police cars being set aflame. The casualties were allegedly a family in a car passing by the raid. Later that day ISIS […]

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Rival Libyan Leaders Attend Summit in Paris, Agree to Peaceful Elections

ISIS IN ACTION On 23 May, ISIS claimed responsibility for the two attacks that occurred in the Oil Crescent on May 22 – a suicide vehicle-borne improved explosive device (SVBIED) targeted the Libyan National Army (LNA) 152 Brigade Gate 60 south-east of Ajdabiya, while gunmen attacked an LNA checkpoint north of Awjilah kidnapping two guards. […]

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Egypt Foils “Infiltration Attempt” Across Western Border with Libya

ISIS IN ACTION On 11 May, local sources from Sirte reported that ISIS fighters were seen moving in the valleys, southeast of the city. A senior official of the Sirte Protection Force said that their force mobilized patrols along the coastal highway at the city’s main exits in anticipation of an attack. On 14 May, […]

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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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EU, AU, Arab League, and UN Support Libyan Presidential Elections in 2018

ISIS IN ACTION On the 26 April, Sirte security forces found a body in an orange jumpsuit, thought to have been killed by ISIS. It is unclear if the body was from a recent killing or from when ISIS controlled the city up until late 2016. WESTERN RESPONSE On 30 April, the Libya Quartet – […]

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