On 16 July, former Iraqi Minister Baqr Jaber al-Zubeidi claimed Islamic State (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is hiding in Libya. Al-Zubeidi suggests ISIS has shifted it focus to North Africa in an attempt to establish a new caliphate in the region.

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On 22 July, UNSMIL announced the reopening of bids for the selection of an international audit firm to audit the financial accounts of the competing Central Bank of Libya CBL branches.

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On 22 July, a LNA L-39 Albatross fighter jet made an emergency landing on a road in Beni Khadash in eastern Tunisia. On 21 July, the LNA spokesperson, Ahmed al-Mismari, said the LNA had drawn up its final plan to capture Tripoli. The following day the LNA launched it “second wave” assault to capture the capital. On 18 July, the HCS published a statement accusing France, the UAE, and Egypt of assisting the LNA.

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