18 July – 24 July: ISIS undertakes raid of police station in al-Uqaylah

Jul 24, 2018 | ISIS

On 24 July, ISIS fighters raided a police station in al-Uqaylah, west of Brega, destroying at least two vehicles with unconfirmed reports suggesting that multiple officers were killed and at least one was beheaded. Clashes also occurred at a Libyan National Army (LNA) checkpoint 20km south of the town following the incident. Additional unconfirmed reports suggest that ISIS militants had actually captured al-Uqaylah for several hours. ISIS has since claimed responsibility for the incident.