Eye On Jihadis in Libya Weekly Update: November 13

IS has attempted to negotiate a prisoner exchange with Fuqaha residents according to multiple Libyan news outlets. Local sources report that the jihadist group will return 10 people it kidnapped during its raid on the town on 29 October for the release of two of its members. Details regarding the identities of the two IS operatives have not been released.

On 9 November, security forces in the al-Manshia area of Sebha allegedly captured IS fighters. Those arrested are reportedly connected to human and drug trafficking, as well as robbery.

Other Jihadi Actors

On 10 November, Misrata local security forces arrested two individuals connected to the Ajdabiya Revolutionaries Shura Council, an Islamist brigade formerly linked with Ansar Al-Sharia and the Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council.

On 4 November, the Anti-IS Operations Room claimed to have arrested a member of the Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council following clashes with the Anas Dabbashi Brigade in Sabratha last week.

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