The recent gains of the Libyan National Army (LNA) in Benghazi have put significant pressure on jihadi actors in the city, including Ansar Al Sharia (AAS) and the Benghazi Revolutionary Shura Council (BRSC). A new video statement issued by BRSC leader Wisam Bin Hamid on 24 April attempted to motivate the BRSC’s supporters. However, the BRSC’s internal fracturing, as well …

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The Benghazi Revolutionary Shura Council (BRSC), allied with ISIS and Ansar Al Sharia militants in Benghazi, suffered additional defeats as the Libyan National Army (LNA) advanced further into the city last week. Ansar Al Sharia published photographs of LNA airstrikes against its positions in Guwarsha and Ganfuda, the last remaining areas where the jihadists are holding territory in Benghazi.

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On 13 April, Ansar al-Sharia (AAS) published pictures of their forces firing at a Libyan National Army (LNA) helicopter over Benghazi. Previously on 10 April, AAS had also published photos of the advanced US EO-5C reconnaissance aircraft flying over Benghazi. On 11 April, the AAS media unit, Al Rayah, released a new video urging Libyans and other Muslims to wage …

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Fighting between the Libyan National Army (LNA) and coalition of jihadist militias continued in southwest Benghazi. The LNA escalated its aerial blockade of the city and its nearby waters, due to a rise in supply vessels to jihadist militias. The LNA reported the destruction of six fishing boats off Benghazi’s southern coast on 1 April. The LNA has largely defeated …

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