The situation in Derna remains unaltered with radical IS-aligned groups maintaining control of the city and of its infrastructure. Operation Dignity forces continue to enforce a blockade over the city’s port and carried out aerial attacks as recently as Wednesday 26 November. Article discussing aerial operations conducted by Haftar’s forces during the past week. http://www.libyaakhbar.com/libya-news/41876.html Report by Human Rights Watch explaining how local rivalries might evolve in the midst of the highly anticipated attack that Tubruq-aligned forces will launch on the city to dislodge IS-aligned radical Islamist groups such as the Derna’s Islamic Youth Council. See: http://www.hrw.org/news/2014/11/27/libya-extremists-terrorizing-derna-residents

Furthermore, Haftar’s plans to try to initiate popular and tribal uprisings against Islamist militants in Derna and Sirte have also come to nothing.