9 May – 15 May: DMSC rebrands itself as ‘the Derna Protection Force’

May 15, 2018 | Other Jihadi Actors

On 15 May, the Libyan National Army’s (LNA) Omar Mukhtar Operations Room claim to have completely captured al-Hila, south of Derna, as a part of on going operations to take the city from the Derna Mujahideen Shura Council (DMSC) who currently controls the city. Clashes are breaking out as the LNA slowly advances towards the city on three fronts. On 12 May, the DMSC announced it was dissolving itself and changing its name to ‘the Derna Protection Force’.