Over the course of the past week, few major security incidents were reported throughout the country. Following last week’s tensions in the Mediterranean Sea, several NGO’s decided to suspend their operations off Libyan shores. As a result, tensions have decreased in Libyan territorial waters for now. Meanwhile, tensions continue to prevail at the Sharara oil field despite a temporary appeasement during the week.
While tensions seem to have deescalated in Tripoli despite reports of militias mobilizing on the outskirts of Tripoli last week, fighting has resumed in Benghazi between the Libyan National Army (LNA) and the Benghazi Revolutionary Shura Council (BRSC). The week was also marked by important new political developments inside of Libya and internationally.
This week was marked by the intensification of clashes in Benghazi, which ultimately led to the alleged victory of the Libyan National Army (LNA) over the Benghazi Revolutionary Shura Council (BRSC), as well as the development of tensions in the mountainous regions of Western Libya due to the ongoing power outages. There were also developments regarding the situation of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in the country.