ISIS has claimed responsibility for two car bomb attacks that injured at least 18 people in the eastern coastal city of Derna on June 2. The ISIS media said that the attack targeted a military unit of the Libyan National Army (LNA) led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar. According to the ISIS media, 19 persons were killed. The terrorist group also said that its members attacked a LNA unit on the road between Baha and Jufrah.
The interesting fact is that ISIS has increased its attacks in the LNA-controlled area since the start of the army’s advance on the city of Tripoli. These allow pro-LNA sources to speculate that ISIS is in fact assisting forces loyal to the Government of National Accord (GNA) that defend Tripoli.
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