Over the course of the reporting period, the Special Operations Force (SOF) led by Emad Trabelsi seized Checkpoint 27 along the Coastal Road and deployed forces near the Tripoli International Airport area. Meanwhile, Libyan National Army (LNA) and Government of National Accord (GNA) delegates ended talks in Cairo to unify Libyan military institutions.
This week saw some interesting developments related to foreign fighters in Libya and reports over the Islamic State’s (IS) potential plans to regroup in Ajdabiya following its recent suicide vehicle-borne explosive device (SVBIED) that targeted the Libyan National Army’s (LNA) Gate 60 checkpoint South East of the city
This week, the Special Deterrence Force (SDF) launched an attack on Warshaffana militias in Tripoli’s Al-Mayah area. The clashes were a clear attempt to secure an incoming cash shipment of 1 million LYD at a local bank, resulting in growing criticism of the SDF over its “anticrime” narrative, which remains instrumental for militias in North-West Libya as it portrays them as having a unified agenda that seeks to combat the same enemy.