Our archive of political and security incidents relating to Islamic State activity in Libya

Tunisian ISIS leader arrested

On 3 February, local media reported that security forces had arrested a Tunisian ISIS leader, Bilal bin Abdul Wahab bin Trad, as part of a security...

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23 – 29 September: Alleged assassination attempt by ISIS

On 24 September Saleh, commander of the Khalid Bin Walid Brigade, survived an assassination attempt in the Nassriya district of Sebha. On 23 September, LNA-Spokesperson, Mismari, declared that the leader of ISIS in North Africa, Abu Abdullah al-Iraqi, was killed in the LNA raid in Sebha one-week prior.

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16 – 22 September: LNA arrests ISIS member in Ghadduwah

On 21 September, the LNA claimed that it had arrested an ISIS member in the town of Ghadduwah. On 15 September, the LNA conducted a raid against an ISIS cell in Sebha. According to a press briefing by LNA spokesperson Ahmed Mismari, the raid resulted in clashes that lasted approximately 7 hours and in which 9 ISIS members were killed.

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19 – 25 August: UNSG assesses ISIL still a threat in Libya

On 20 August, a British court sentenced 22-year old Hashem Abedi, the brother of Manchester Area bomber Salman Abedi, to jail for at least 55 years for the murder of 22 people. On 25 August, Assistant Secretary General Coninsx briefed the UNSC on the UNSG’s 11th ISIL report.

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