31 Jan – 6 Feb: LNA prepares for offensive against DMSC in Derna and asks citizens to move away from possible targets

Feb 6, 2018 | Other Jihadi Actors

Last week, the Libyan National Army (LNA) deployed forces from Benghazi and nearby towns to take positions around Derna and prepare an offensive against the Derna Mujahadeen Shura Council (DMSC), which controls the city. The LNA has been besieging the city for several months. The LNA’s Omar al-Mukhtar Operation Room Commander Salem Rifadi asked all citizens to move away from possible targets, indicating that shelling and/or airstrikes may be used in the offensive on targets inside the city.