ISIS in action

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

UN report confirms IS presence in southern Libya

On 15 February, Vladimir Voronkov, Under-Secretary-General at the UN Office of CounterTerrorism, alongside other senior counter-terrorism experts, informed the UN Security Council about the ‘Eighteenth report of the Secretary-General on the threat posed by ISIL...

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Tripoli court sentences ISIS member to life in prison

On 20 December, the office of the Attorney General said that the Tripoli Criminal Court has sentenced an ISIS member to life in prison. Charges included 'violence and armed action' in the city of Derna and its vicinity, the statement said.

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ISIS mastermind of 2018 Tripoli attacks arrested in Tajoura

On 24 August, Government of National Unity (GNU) Prime Minister Abdul Hameed Dabaiba announced that a security operation carried out by the Special Deterrence Force (Rada) – formally now known as the ‘Deterrence Apparatus for Combatting Organized Crime and Terrorism’...

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Libya hands over ISIS women and children to Tunisia

On 5 May, the Libyan authorities handed four wives and five children of ISIS fighters to Tunisia through the Ras Ajdair border crossing, according to the head of the Tunisian Observatory for Human Rights, Mustafa al-Kabir, who added that the women had been acquitted...

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ISIS members sentenced in France

On March 10, a French couple who joined ISIS in Liyba were sentenced to prison by an Assize Court in Paris. According to reports, the couple joined ISIS in Libya with their two children in 2016 before being handed over to Egyptian authorities in April 2019 and...

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Trial of suspected ISIS members in Misrata adjourned

On 26 February the trial of 56 individuals suspected of being ISIS members was adjourned in Misrata to give the defence team a chance to prepare further legal proceedings. The public prosecution team reportedly demanded that the case ruling be announced quickly since...

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ISIS reportedly releases information about attacks in 2022

On 8 January, it was reported that ISIS had published information about the results of its global operations in 2022 through one of its media agencies (Amaq). ISIS claims to have carried out 2,058 attacks in 22 countries, with nearly half taking place in Africa. It...

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