20 May – 26 May: LNA claims former LIFG members is head of LIS

May 27, 2020 | Other Jihadi Actors

Throughout the last fortnight there have been multiple reports from pro-Libyan National Army (LNA) media and social media accounts claiming that prominent Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) leader, Khalid al-Sharif, has been assigned as the head of the Government of National Accord’s (GNA) Libyan Intelligence Service (LIS). Neither the GNA nor the LIS have yet commented on the claims, though various informed commentators and sources connected to the GNA administration and security structures have openly dismissed the assertion.