03-10 February: Unrest in Sirte as clashes break out

Feb 10, 2021 | Libyan actors

On 2 February, armed groups clashed near the Uqba Bin Nafi School in Sirte, resulting in at least two injuries. Those responsible for the fighting remain unclear as there have been competing reports in local media. One report claimed the Libya National Army’s (LNA’s) 166 Infantry Battalion clashed with the military police following accusations of criminal activity. Another suggested that the LNA’s Tariq bin Ziyad Brigade clashed with members of Tarhouna’s Kaniyat/9th Brigade following an operation by the Tariq bin Ziyad Brigade to arrest suspected Kani members involved in criminal activities.