Libya

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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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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 in Libya Launches Suicide Vehicle Attack Compounded by Passing Oil Tanker

ISIS IN ACTION On 29 March, ISIS undertook a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (SVBIED) attack on the southern entrance to Ajdabiya killing 5 people, wounding 6 and damaging at least 6 vehicles. A fuel tanker passing by at the same time allegedly compounded the explosion. The following day ISIS’s media arm claimed responsibility for […]

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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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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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