2014
Jun June 9th: Ansar al-Sharia attempt to assassinate Haftar in Benghazi
Jul July 14th: Misratan and Zintani forces clashes over Tripoli Airport
Aug
Sep Sept 1st: Dawn announce creation of Tripoli Revolutionaries Shura Council
Oct
Nov
Dec Dec 14th: Operation Shuruq: Islamists advance on Oil Crescent
2015
Jan Jan 5th: Heavy fighting in Benghazi and Derna employing tanks and grad rockets
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun June 1st: PM Thinni survives assassination attempt in Tobruk
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct Oct 26th: Benghazi demonstrators killed by mortars
Nov
Dec Dec 15th: Jihadis establish roadblocks in Sabratha
2016
Jan Jan 5th: ARSC denied defection to IS; IS criticize BRSC
Feb Feb 9th: Mystery air raids on Derna kill affiliates of DMSC
Mar Mar 8th: Links between Ansar Sharia and BRSC clarified; decline of non-ISIS jihadis
Apr
May May 9th: ISIS withdrawn from Derna after defeat by DMSC
Jun June 6th: Hardline Eastern Islamist establish Mufti-backed Benghazi Defense Brigades (BDB)
Jul Jul 18th: BDB claimed shoot down French advisors in LNA helicopter
Aug Aug 1st: Anti-GNA Islamist demonstrations in Tripoli
Aug 29th: Jihadi media release video of children allegedly killed by French airstrikes
Sep Sept 13th: Militias tensions over GNA grow in Tripoli
Oct Oct 11th: Notable Islamic scholar kidnapped by anti-Mufti militias
Nov Nov 18th: LNA retake Guwarsha gate from BRSC in Benghazi
Dec Dec 1st: Clashes in Tripoli between GNA militias and militias loyal to Sadeq al-Ghariani
Dec 26th: LNA bombs BDB fighters in Hun, provokes Misrata
2017
Jan Jan 10th: Group of jihadist fighters fled from Sabri and Ganfuda in Benghazi; the LNA captured many of them
Feb
Mar Mar 6th: BDB launches surprise attack and seizes Oil Crescent ports from LNA
Mar 14th: LNA launches counter-offensive against BDB and retakes Oil Crescent
Mar 21th: LNA declares Ganfuda fully liberated from jihadists
Apr Apr 4th: DMSC states it only recognises the authority of Libya’s Dar al-Ifta
May May 8th: LNA launches full ground and air assault against jihadists in Sabri and Souq al-Hout
May 27th: Ansar al-Sharia announces official disbandment
Jun June 28th: The BDB announced it will dissolve itself and that some members will enlist in the formation of a legitimate Libyan army
Jul Jul 23rd: A new video was released of notorious LNA senior commander Mahmoud al-Werfalli directing the execution of 18 prisoners of war believed to belong to ISIS
Aug Aug 28th: Misratan security forces arrested Usama Jadhran in Misrata for his alleged membership of Ansar al-Sharia and connections with ISIS
Sep Seb 5th: Misrata Counter Terrorism Unit arrested a senior member of the BDB, Ahmed Bakir, for alleged cooperation with ISIS and supplying foreign mercenaries to extremist groups
Oct Oct 23rd: Rada arrested two senior members of the DMSC
Nov Nov 27th: The LNA conducted an airstrike on DMSC targets in Derna
Dec Dec 17th: The DMSC stepped up its anti-ISIS operations
2018
Jan Dec 28: The LNA announced the full purge of jihadist forces from Benghazi
Feb Feb 9th: A double bombing occurred in Benghazi
Mar Mar 18th: The LNA released details of the arrest of 16 alleged “terrorists” in the Kufra region
Apr Apr 12th: LNA forces arrested an Ansar al-Sharia figure Salem Abdul Qaway al-Gaddafi
May May 29th: The Derna Mujahadeen Shura Council has now renamed itself the Derna Protection Force
Jun June 25th: The leader of the Derna Protection Forces was reportedly killed
Jul Jul 25th: Airstrikes target al-Qaeda affiliates in Ubari
Aug Aug 28th: Abdulkader Al-Zwai died following a raid on his home in Misrata.
Sep Seb 21st: Al-Qaeda launched an attack on senior security official in Sebha
Oct Oct 8th: The LNA captured former Egyptian Special Forces officer turned jihadist Hisham al-Ashmawy
Nov Nov 17th: The LNA undertake three airstrikes targeting an “al-Qaeda linked group” eastof Misrata
Dec Dec 6th: AQIM release statement denying any links to those killed in the AFRICOM air strikes on 29 November near al-Uwaynat
2019
Jan Jan 27th: The LNA claim to have killed AQIM field commander Adel Ahmad al-Abdali
Feb Feb 25th: Misratan security forces arrested suspected al-Qaeda member, Ayman Abu Amoud
Mar Mar 6th: Bosnian security services stated Nusret Imamovic had arrived in Libya sometime in February
Apr Apr 11th: Senior leader of the Benghazi Defense Brigade Ziyad Belam was seen participating clashes in Tripoli
May May 16th: Reports suggest an al-Qaeda member, Musab Mohammed Kamuka, was killed in the LNA’s aerial attack

On 28 May, the LNA transferred former Egyptian Special Forces officer turned Egyptian jihadist, Hisham al-Ashmawy, over to Egyptian authorities. On 30 May, alleged member of the Shura Council of Benghazi Revolutionaries Abdel Salam Abou Rzaiza was killed in southern Tripoli. On 30 May, an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detonated near the Criminal Investigation Directorate (CID) headquarters in Derna, without any casualties reported. On 2 June, two vehicle-borne IEDs targeting the LNA’s Awilat al-Dam and Omar al-Mukhtar Operations Room headquarters left as many as 18 people injured.

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On 24 May, Libyan National Army forces killed Mohamed Mohamed Mahmoud Bin Dardaf, also known as “Al-Babour” in the al-Naqleya district of Tripoli. A former prisoner in the Abu Salim prison, Dardaf has been linked to the Raf Allah al-Shati Brigade and Ansar al-Sharia in Benghazi.

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On 16 May, unconfirmed reports suggest an al-Qaeda member, Musab Mohammed Kamuka, was killed in the LNA’s aerial attack on the headquarters of the Farouk militia in Zawiyya on 13 May.

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On 26 April, Government of National Accord (GNA) Minister of Interior, Fathi Bashagha, in an interview with the BBC, said that plans to extradite British national Hashem Abedi to the UK had been delayed due to the fighting in Tripoli. Hashem is the brother of Salman Abedi, who blew himself up at a concert in Manchester in May 2017, killing 22 people. The UK wants to extradite its citizen on charges of murder, attempted murder and conspiracy to cause an explosion.

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