On 16 August, the Libyan National Army (LNA) claimed to have killed three ISIS-Libya fighters in Ghadduwa, after they were briefly besieged by locals near a farm. One of the three suspects blew themselves up with a Suicide Improvised Explosive Device, as the LNA-affiliated Salafi-Madkhalist Khalid Bin Waleed brigade arrived on the scene. The alleged ISIS fighters did not use a 4×4 vehicle, instead appearing in a tinted-window mini car.

On 12 August, a military operation in the Murzuq region led to the arrest of ‘suspected’ ISIS Libya affiliates.