On 17 December, heavy clashes occurred between Libyan National Army (LNA) forces and Derna Protection Force (DPF) remnants in eastern Derna. According to the spokesperson for the LNA’s 73 Infantry Brigade the fighting was most violent between the two opposing groups in over a month, with at least three LNA fighters killed.

On 11 December, the Benghazi Defence Brigade (BDB) took control of a checkpoint in Abu Grein, some 120 km west of Sirte.