ISIS sympathetic telegram accounts are reported to be accusing the Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council (BRSC) of having a deal with the Libyan National Army to allow its fighters to flee to Derna after being removed from the Sidi Khrebish district in central Benghazi.

Near Sirte, Government of National Accord (GNA) affiliated Misratan al-Bunyan al-Marsous forces continue to remove IEDs left over by ISIS’s occupation of the city, with photos being published showing the dismantling of a 155mm shell.

UN envoy Ghassan Salame’s said on 28 December that he would not meet with or enter into dialogue with Saif al-Islam Qadhafi as he is wanted on charges of war crimes by the International Criminal Court (ICC). Salame previously said that Libya’s planned 2018 elections should be open to all Libyans, including former Qadhafi regime figures such as Saif al-Islam Qadhafi,

Salame’s remarks triggered a large public and media outcry in Libya and appeared to slow the ‘surge’ in electoral registration apparently sparked two weeks ago after Saif’s lawyer Khalid al-Zaidi announced he planned to stand in the elections.

The international community continues its involvement in transporting illegal migrants out of Libya with the International Organization for Migration helping put 142 illegal migrants on a flight back to Guinea on 27 December.

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