Other – 3 August 2015

Aug 3, 2015 | Other Jihadi Actors

Violence is also set to continue to rage in Derna where LNA troops are still fighting it out against militant forces belonging to the Derna Mujahideen Shura Council, a Jihadist umbrella group comprising local militias. These militants continue to hold the town in their grip and show no sign of collapsing under external pressure. On the contrary, members from the Mujahideen Shura Council appear to be making progress also in their engagement in battle against remaining IS members they previously rooted from Derna. As a result, IS members are now confined further away from town, in farms scattered across the Fataiah area where they have long held training camps.