Eye On Jihadis in Libya Weekly Update: February 27

On 21 February, at 9:15 in the morning, an IS Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) drove into the Libyan National Army’s (LNA) 127 infantry battalion at a checkpoint near Waddan in the Jufra district. The attack destroyed two vehicles and killing three LNA fighters, wounding two more. IS’s official news agency Amaq claimed responsibility for the attack and stated that they had killed 15 “apostate militia of Haftar”. IS’s Cyrenaican Libyan Branch, Wiliaya Barqa, also claimed responsibility for the attack and released the name of the suicide bomber – Abu Muhammad al-Muhajir.

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