During the last week, unconfirmed reports circulated suggesting Tripoli’s Special Deterrence Force (Rada) released 29 members of the Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council (BRSC) from Mitiga prison in Tripoli on an unspecified date.

This follows calls from Grand Mufti Sadiq al-Gharyani for Rada to release BRSC and Derna Mujahideen Shura Council (DMSC) fighters to allow them to participate against the LNA assault on Tripoli.