Derna ISIS,local jihadist forces controlling the city and the Derna Mujahedeen Shura Council (DMSC) continue to fight in the areas of Al Fatieh south of the cityand in the Sahel region overlooking the eastern coastline.  Despite ongoing violence fighting has occurred at a noticeably reduced rate relative to previous weeks. Local sources also report that an ISIS leader in Derna …

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International media widely speculated last week about the potential for Western intervention against ISIS in Libya, fuelling controversy and tension inside the country, and even provoking citizens to begin stockpiling essential goods in Benghazi and other areas in Eastern Libya. The value of the Libyan Dinar (LYD) also plummeted, reaching a record low on the black market.  On 1 February, …

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Derna The DMSC announced the capture of a cell of 12 ISIS fighters in Derna last week. However, the DMSC, which is leading the combat efforts of city residents in a nominal alliance with LNA units, is reportedly beginning to show signs of discord within its ranks, due to the alleged sympathy of some members to ISIS. Western Libya Two …

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The Benghazi Revolutionary Shura Council (BRSC) has issued a new statement condemning the GNA as an international ‘puppet’ government. Additionally, the BRSC warned that the GNA is a conspiratorial project serving ascover for international intervention. The BRSC drew a parallel to the Iraqi experience, claiming the GNA will seek to control the Libya via a ‘Green Zone’ in Tripoli.

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