On 11 March, the Libyan National Army (LNA) spokesperson announced that the LNA’s Sirte Operations Room had killed three ISIS leaders fleeing Derna. The spokesperson added that ISIS elements were reported to be moving in the areas south of Sirte, Bani Walid, and Sidra.

On 8 March, a suicide vehicle borne improved explosive device (SVBIED) attacked a checkpoint, Gate 60, controlled by the LNA’s 152 infantry brigade south east of Ajdabiya. Two Sudanese civilians and one LNA fighter were reportedly wounded. On 10 March, ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.