ISIS in action

Tracking developments of ISIS activity and the anti-ISIS coalition in Libya.

ISIS suspect arrested in Gharyian

On 28 July, the Hashem Brigade reportedly arrested an individual suspected of being a member of ISIS in Gharyian. According to reports, the individual is alleged to be an Iraqi national.

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ISWAP calls for loyalists to migrate to Africa

Last week, Islamic State's West Africa Province (ISWAP) – based in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, and Niger – released a propaganda video that called for Muslims from around the world, especially those in Africa, to migrate to ISIS-held territory in the Chad basin. ISWAP’s...

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LNA repels two suspected ISIS attacks in southern Libya

On 7 June, the Libyan National Army’s (LNA) 634 Infantry Brigade issued a statement reporting that it had repelled two armed attacks from suspected ISIS operatives in southern Libya. In the first attack, a group of gunmen thought to be affiliated with ISIS targeted...

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LNA arrests ISIS affiliates in Qatrun

On 29 May, the Libyan National Army’s (LNA) Southern Operations Room announced that it had launched a military campaign, ‘Operation One Day’, targeting ISIS operatives in southern Libya. According to the LNA, the operation successfully destroyed a number of ISIS...

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Unconfirmed reports of ISIS activity in Tripolitania

On 9 May, unconfirmed reports surfaced of ISIS activity in Mizdah (180 km south of Tripoli) and potentially in Bani Walid and Ghariyan. According to reports, security forces in Mizdah and the surrounding areas mobilised in response to information from citizens that...

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