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14 September 2020

IS hit and run operation near Ajdabiya – June 04

The Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility, via its Amaq publication, for an attack targeting the Al-Qanan police station, approximately 10 kms South-East of Ajdabiya, resulting in physical damage, at least one fatality, and five other casualties at approximately 0400hrs on 0...

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14 September 2020

Increased IS movements near Sirte amid tensions in West Libya – June 11

The week was marked by reports of suspicious movements and an increased presence of suspected Islamic State (IS) militants near Sirte and Bani Walid, which likely prompted authorities to raise the security alert to critical. Meanwhile, the new wave of sanctions targeting alleged...

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14 September 2020

LNA’s Derna offensive could revive Libya East-West divide – May 21

This week, the Libyan National Army’s (LNA) offensive in Derna intensified. On 15 May, LNA drone strikes killed seven fighters and injured seven others from the Derna Protection Force (DPF), former Derna Mujahideen Shura Council (DMSC), amid heavy clashes in Derna’s Al-Heela...

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14 September 2020

GNA grants SDF more powers; impact on security unclear – May 14

This week, the Government of National Accord’s (GNA) Presidential Council (PC) issued a decree codifying the disbandment of the Special Deterrence Force (SDF) and ordering the formation of the Deterrence Apparatus for Combating Organized Crime and Terrorism, which remains unde...

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14 September 2020

Libya National Oil Company NOC could challenge Total-Marathon Waha acquisition – April 30

The week was marked by growing controversy and rhetoric over French energy company Total’s recentlyannounced 450 million USD acquisition of US Marathon Oil’s 16.33 Waha concession shares.. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) and other unidentified Libyan government officia...

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14 September 2020

Hassi a likely successor to lead the Libya National Army (LNA) as Haftar remains absent – April 23

This week uncertainty continued to prevail over Haftar’s health condition, though there has been mounting evidence to suggest he was indeed incapacitated and negotiations are underway to find a successor. Meanwhile, in Tripoli, Al-Bugra militia targeted Mitiga Airport twice wi...

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