Eye On Jihadis in Libya Weekly Update: December 18

On 13 December, the Rajban Security Directorate claimed to have discovered leaflets by IS threatening to undertake attacks and bombings in Rajban and Zintan. The targets listed include local Security Directorates, police stations, officials and security heads.

Other Jihadi Actors

On 17 December, heavy clashes occurred between Libyan National Army (LNA) forces and Derna Protection Force (DPF) remnants in eastern Derna. According to the spokesperson for the LNA’s 73 Infantry Brigade the fighting was most violent between the two opposing groups in over a month, with at least three LNA fighters killed.

On 11 December, the Benghazi Defence Brigade (BDB) took control of a checkpoint in Abu Grein, some 120 km west of Sirte.

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