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Former Egyptian officer turned al Qaeda loyalist reportedly captured in Libya

The Libyan National Army (LNA) claims to have captured Hisham al-Ashmawy, a former Egyptian officer who defected to the jihadists'…

Islamic State concedes its fighters ‘retreated’ from Derna, Libya

Amaq News Agency published a statement conceding that the Islamic State has "retreated" from its positions outside of Derna, Libya…

Islamic State fighters retreat from bases outside Derna, Libya

The Islamic State's fighters have withdrawn from their positions on the outskirts of Derna, Libya. The so-called "caliphate" faced stiff…

Islamic State details operations against jihadist rivals in Derna, Libya

An infographic in the Islamic State's Al Naba newsletter highlights the "caliphate's" fighting against both its jihadist rivals and the…

Ansar al Sharia claims to have downed jet flying over Derna, Libya

Libya's air force confirmed that a jet was shot down by anti-aircraft fire earlier today. Ansar al Sharia Libya, which…

Al Qaeda-linked jihadists claim to have detained Islamic State operative in Derna, Libya

The Mujahideen Shura Council (MSC) in Derna claims to have captured a top Islamic State leader in Libya. The MSC…

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb backs jihadists fighting Islamic State in Derna, Libya

AQIM has issued a pair of statements backing the Mujahideen Shura Council (MSC) in Derna against its rivals in the…

Islamic State spokesman calls on other factions to ‘repent,’ urges sectarian war

In a newly released audio speech, Islamic State spokesman Abu Muhammad al Adnani calls on his group's rivals (including other…