On 19 December, reports claim that several “extremists” undertook a suicide bombing on the Port of Benghazi, leaving two Libyan Naval personnel dead. However, this incident is unconfirmed. It has not been syndicated by prominent Libyan media and is likely the erroneous reporting of a historical incident in 2015.

On 16 December, Libyan National Army (LNA) and Derna Protection Forces (DPF) clashed in the old city of Derna, leaving one LNA fighter dead and two injured. LNA forces are reported to have been conducting security operations throughout the city searching for individuals attempting to extort civilians by impersonating LNA fighters.