2014
Jun June 27th: Prominent civil society activist, Salwa Bughagis, killed likely by Jihadists
Jul July 14th: Libyan Abu Mahjan Al-Ta’ifi Brigade sends 50 men to Iraq to support ISIS
Aug
Sep Sept 8th: HoR moves against the Mufti, adding an overt religious dimension to the HoR/GNC conflict
Oct
Nov Nov 3rd: Shura Council of the Youth of Islam in Derna pledge their allegiance to ISIS, most high profile pledge to ISIS yet
Dec Dec 28th: Killing of Coptic doctor and daughter in Sirte and attack on Sidra both by ISIS precursor elements
2015
Jan Jan 19th: Coptic Christians abducted in Sirte
Feb Feb 16th: ISIS beheads 21 Egyptian Copts
Mar Mar 2nd: ISIS calls on fighters to come to Libya instead of Syria
Apr Apr 13th: Tripoli Wilaya of ISIS claim attacks against South Korean and Moroccan embassies
May May 11th: Clashes in Sirte btw Misratan 166 and local ISIS cells
Jun
Jul July 13th: In Twitter video ISIS acknowledges losses in Derna
Aug Aug 17th: Farjani uprising against ISIS in Sirte
Sep Sept 28th: Islamic State attacks the oil terminal at Sidra
Oct Oct 26th: Unidentified Jets bomb ISIS targets; executions continue in Sirte
Nov
Dec Dec 7th: In Tripoli, pro-GNC militias captured an alleged member of ISIS last week
Dec 15th: ISIS features Libya leader in Dabiq and establishes City Charter in Sirte
2016
Jan Jan 12th: 3-day ISIS assault on oil crescent ports
Jan 27th: Execution of 25 Sirte residents in the city square for various offenses
Feb Feb 17th: ISIS fights for survival in Benghazi and Derna, consolidating its forces in Sirte and Harwah
Mar Mar 22nd: After Brussels attacks videos show ISIS fighters in Sirte distributing celebratory candy
Apr Apr 5th: ISIS attacked the Al Beda 47 oil field, demands Sirte residents attend Fajr prayers
Apr 14th: Heavy fighting between ISIS and PFG between Bin Jawwad and Sidra
May May 9th: Surprise ISIS attack on Misratan forces in Abu Grein
May 30th: Significant gains by Bunyan Marsus GNA forces reduced ISIS to 200 km of coast line
Jun June 13th: Bunyan Marsus take full control of Sirte’s port
June 27th: Bunyan Marsus estimate only 500-700 ISIS fighters in Sirte
Jul July 25th: Fight in Sirte protracts as ISIS mounts SVBIEDs in Misratan-controlled areas
Aug Aug 1st: Serraj announces US airstrikes
Aug 29th: SVBIED attacks reveal ISIS strategy
Sep Sept 20th: ISIS seepage southwards confirmed by clashes
Oct Oct 4th: Dutch journalist killed by ISIS sniper
Oct 18th: BM forces declare imminent liberation of Sirte
Nov Nov 22nd: ISIS posts images of checkpoints south of Sirte
Dec Dec 20th: ISIS attack Man Mad River control station
2017
Jan Jan 10th: Captured ISIS fighters says missing Tunisian journalists killed in Derna
Jan 17th: ISIS sets up checkpoint in Wadi Bey, hijacks fuel tanker
Feb Feb 21th: US says obtained intelligence from ISIS camps hit by airstrikes. Displaced begin return to Sirte.
Mar Mar 28th: US AFRICOM estimates 100 – 200 ISIS fighters left in Libya
Apr Apr 25th: Libyan ISIS commander, Abdullah Dabbashi, killed in Sabratha
May May 7th: ISIS ambushes Misratan fighters south of Abu Grein
May 14th: ISIS hijacks fuel trucks south of Sirte
Jun Jun 14th: The LNA-affiliated 116 brigade arrest ISIS cell
Jul Jul 26th: Al-Bunyan al-Marsous anticipate ISIS attack on Sirte
Aug Aug 23rd: ISIS attack LNA-controlled al-Fugaha checkpoint in Jufra
Sep Sep 22nd: The US conduct an airstrike on a ISIS camp south-east of Sirte
Oct Oct 25th: ISIS attack the ‘Tisan’ checkpoint south of Ajdabiya
Nov Nov 15th: The LNA conduct two airstrikes against an ISIS target southeast of Sirte
Dec Dec 24th: A mass gave containing twenty ISIS fighters was uncovered in Sirte
2018
Jan Jan 11th: A would-be ISIS bomber surrenders to al-Bunyan al-Marsous
Feb Feb 21th: ISIS undertook a VBIED attack on a LNA checkpoint near Waddan
Mar Mar 11th: The Sirte Operations Room kill three ISIS leaders fleeing Derna
Apr Apr 19th: Civilians were injured in a shooting at an ISIS checkpoint near Marada
May May 7th: ISIS SVBIED targets LNA Checkpoint 60, south east of Ajdabiya
Jun Jun 2nd: ISIS fighters attack a police station in al-Qanan
Jul Jul 24th: ISIS fighters raided a police station in al-Uqaylah
Aug Aug 23rd: ISIS attack the Kaam checkpoint 20 km east of Khoms
Sep Sep 22nd: ISIS raid Libya’s National Oil Corporation offices in Tripoli
Oct Oct 12th: ISIS member Abdelhakim al-Mashout is arrested
Nov Nov 23rd: ISIS launch an assault on the town of Tazirbu, leaving at least 8 dead and 11 wounded
Dec Dec 8th: ISIS execute six of the ten men they abducted in Fuqaha
2019
Jan Jan 7th: Rada release details on individuals suspected of orchestrating ISIS attacks in Tripoli and the Oil Crescent
Feb Feb 19th: Russian Deputy Foreign Minister stated that ISIS in Libya was “boosting ties with al-Qaeda”
Mar Mar 7th: A gang of five men suspected of having connections to ISIS were arrested as they reportedly attempted in to ‘infiltrate’ Tripoli
Apr Apr 9th: ISIS claimed responsibility for an attack on the town of Fuqaha, in the southern Jufra region
May May 4th: ISIS claimed an attack against the LNA’s 160 Brigade Jabril Baba training camp in Sebha

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On 29 August, the UN published a report outlining the UN Secretary General’s overview of the Libyan crisis as presented to the UN Security Council on 26 August. The report claimed there “was a significant increase in the number of attacks by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in southern Libya” following the LNA’s assault on Tripoli in April.

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On 27 August, unconfirmed reports claim the LNA killed an alleged ISIS member fighting on the front lines in southern Tripoli. On 15 August, unconfirmed reports suggest ISIS militants attacked a checkpoint in Bawbat al-Souda in the Jufra region. On 18 August, the LNA’s spokesperson, claimed ISIS members are amongst the opposition forces it is fighting in Murzuq.

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On 18 August, the Internal Security Agency in Ajdabiya arrested suspected terrorist Issa al-Shaghri (aka Issa Kaba) upon his return to the city to allegedly plan terror operations.

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