2014
Jun June 9th: Ansar al-Sharia attempt to assassinate Haftar in Benghazi
Jul July 14th: Misratan and Zintani forces clashes over Tripoli Airport
Aug
Sep Sept 1st: Dawn announce creation of Tripoli Revolutionaries Shura Council
Oct
Nov
Dec Dec 14th: Operation Shuruq: Islamists advance on Oil Crescent
2015
Jan Jan 5th: Heavy fighting in Benghazi and Derna employing tanks and grad rockets
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun June 1st: PM Thinni survives assassination attempt in Tobruk
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct Oct 26th: Benghazi demonstrators killed by mortars
Nov
Dec Dec 15th: Jihadis establish roadblocks in Sabratha
2016
Jan Jan 5th: ARSC denied defection to IS; IS criticize BRSC
Feb Feb 9th: Mystery air raids on Derna kill affiliates of DMSC
Mar Mar 8th: Links between Ansar Sharia and BRSC clarified; decline of non-ISIS jihadis
Apr
May May 9th: ISIS withdrawn from Derna after defeat by DMSC
Jun June 6th: Hardline Eastern Islamist establish Mufti-backed Benghazi Defense Brigades (BDB)
Jul Jul 18th: BDB claimed shoot down French advisors in LNA helicopter
Aug Aug 1st: Anti-GNA Islamist demonstrations in Tripoli
Aug 29th: Jihadi media release video of children allegedly killed by French airstrikes
Sep Sept 13th: Militias tensions over GNA grow in Tripoli
Oct Oct 11th: Notable Islamic scholar kidnapped by anti-Mufti militias
Nov
Dec


Benghazi has been rocked by a series of assassinations, many of them carried out on Friday 17th September. These assassinations caused a particular stir because among the dead were two well-known young peace activists who were aged just 17 and 18.

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The battle in Benghazi goes on as Islamist militants try to dislodge General Khalifa Haftar’s Operation Dignity forces from Benina Airport and surrounding areas. Although Haftar is putting up a good fight, it is clear that the Islamists have the upper hand.

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Operation Libya Dawn forces have announced the creation of a Greater Tripoli Revolutionaries Shura Council despite Misratan reluctance. It is clearly meant to serve as a counterpart to the Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council, the umbrella group for Islamist militants fighting against Haftar in Benghazi.

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