30 October – 5 November: LNA claims member of the DMSC is fighting among anti-LNA forces

Nov 6, 2019 | Other Jihadi Actors

On 2 November, the Libyan National Army’s (LNA) Military Information Division claimed a member of the Derna Mujahideen Shura Council (DMSC), Saad al-Tira (aka Abu al-Zubair), is fighting on the southern frontline among anti-LNA forces.  Tira is thought to have been one of the founding members of the DMSC in December 2014 who fled Derna in late 2015. It has been alleged he fought alongside extremist elements against the LNA in Derna and Benghazi.

On 31 October, LNA units reportedly arrested a sleeper cell consisting of Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council (BRSC) members in Wadi al-Bawanis, located in the Sebha region. It is unclear if the members were planning an attack against local LNA units.