14 – 20 Mar: Libyan news outlet suggests ISIS intends to take over a specific town in the Oil Crescent

Mar 20, 2018 | ISIS

On 13 March, a Libyan news outlet published an article suggesting that ISIS intends to take over the Libyan National Army (LNA) controlled Oil Crescent town of Ajdabiya. The article alleged that it had been following several members online through social media. One supposed member is said to have stated that the group intends to undertake a surprise attack on the city in May. This statement follows two attacks made by ISIS on LNA troops near the town in the last 6 months, the most recent being on 9 March.