ISIS has attempted to negotiate a prisoner exchange with Fuqaha residents according to multiple Libyan news outlets. Local sources report that the jihadist group will return 10 people it kidnapped during its raid on the town on 29 October for the release of two of its members. Details regarding the identities of the two ISIS operatives have not been released.
On 9 November, security forces in the al-Manshia area of Sebha allegedly captured ISIS fighters. Those arrested are reportedly connected to human and drug trafficking, as well as robbery.