Category: Security Blog

IS-linked media report on Tazirbu attack

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.