As in recent weeks, Benghazi remains largely under Libyan National Army (LNA) control but fighting continues to take place in the city between LNA units and pockets of ISIS militants, Ansar Al Sharia fighters and the Benghazi Revolutionary Shura Council (BRSC) in the areas of Sabri and Soug Al Hout… The LNA siege of the Derna Mujahedeen Shura Council (DMSC) in Derna is ongoing, as airstrikes have continued to target DMSC positions.

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Tripoli, and the western region as a whole, is witnessing a marked increase in kidnappings and murders of civilians and officials alike. It is difficult to say if these incidents are jihadi terrorism or simply gang violence.

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Despite the expulsion of ISIS from Derna, a return to normalcy is likely to take longer than expected, due to the threat of a new conflict between the Libyan National Army (LNA) and the Derna Mujahedeen Shura Council (DMSC). The LNA announced that operation “Burkan” will commence if ongoing negotiations fail to disarm the DMSC and Ansar Al Sharia in …

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ISIS has fully withdrawn from Derna after a year of intense battles with the Derna Mujahedeen Shura Council and the Libyan National Army (LNA), who had forged a tenuous alliance against ISIS. This is a real victory for non-ISIS jihadi actors and the LNA. In fact, Derna represents the only successful result by a local anti-ISIS coalition in Libya thus …

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Non-State actors in Benghazi continue to battle with LNA forces in Benghazi, although they have now been pushed and cornered to a limited are of  twenty five squared km of land in Guwarsha and Ganfuda, according to the LNA spokesperson on 3 May. Ansar Al Sharia and Benghazi Revolutionary Shura Council (BRSC) media arms continue to publish image galleries of …

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