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The November 23 attack against the Tazirbu police station is very similar to the October 28-29 Islamic State (IS)-claimed attack against a police station in al-Fuqaha, Jufra District. These attacks indicate a shift in IS strategy from localized small-scale attacks across Libyan territory towards more focused large-scale attacks against towns in southern Libya, as well as that the militant group has to some degree managed to reinforce its ranks as well as rebuild its capabilities over the past year.
Mass surrendering of Mali-based Algerian fighters and militants in southern Algeria is increasingly driving a wedge between AQIM in Algeria and JNIM in Mali, which may force a shift from regional operations to a local focus.