On 3 May, an Italian frigate responded to a distress call made by seven Italian fishing boats facing attempted interception by LNA coastguard patrol boats. On 10 May, the US Ambassador to Libya Richard Norland was appointed as the US Special Envoy for Libya.

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On 6 May, the PC appointed Hussein Mohamed Khalifa al-Aayeb as the new head of Intelligence for the GNU. On 7 May, the commander of Misrata’s 166 Brigade called on armed groups to besiege the HQ of the PC and the GNU MoI. On 10 May, the 444 Brigade carried out an operation targeting criminal gang HQs in Bani Walid.

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