30 May – 5 June: ISIS attack al-Qanan police station south-east of Ajdabiya

Jun 5, 2018 | ISIS

On 2 June, ISIS fighters attacked a police station in al-Qanan, 10km south-east of Ajdabiya, killing a civilian and injuring another five. No police were injured or killed despite two police cars being set aflame. The casualties were allegedly a family in a car passing by the raid. Later that day ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, which was precluded by a supposed fake claim on behalf of the group. A go-pro camera recovered at the scene by the Libyan National Army’s (LNA) 21 Infantry Brigade has shown that the raid involved 8-9 fighters. Despite an official ISIS claim, local sources have suggested that incident was fabricated by police as an “ISIS attack” in an attempt to evade social and tribal responsibility.