14 – 20 June: Assassination attempt in Sirte

Jun 20, 2017 | ISIS

Although Sirte is gradually recovering following the eviction of ISIS in December last year, tensions are growing between the Salafist 604 brigade, which currently helps to secure the city, and other forces from the Government of National Accord (GNA) aligned al-Bunyan al-Marsus (BM) coalition. Last week, there was an assassination attempt on a Misratan fighter affiliated with the BM forces. The 604 brigade denied responsibility, but the spokesperson for the GNA Ministry of Defence, Mohammed al-Ghossri, announced that the GNA will raise the alert level in Sirte in the coming week. He said that units from the BM force will be mobilized in the city throughout the duration of Eid al-Fitr.