Chadian militants killed seven people and wounded 43 others in an attack on Libyan National Army (LNA) forces in the Taraghin area (Murzuq district) on the morning (local time) of Thursday, December 27. According to an LNA spokesperson, the attack was launched in retaliation for recent clashes in Saddada between LNA fighters and the Petroleum Facilities Guards (PFG), led by Ibrahim Jathran, and allied fighters. Similar attacks targeting LNA facilities are possible across Libya over the near term.
Libya has been divided into rival governments and factions with their own militias and political parties since the 2011 uprising that toppled Muammar Gaddafi. The security situation in Libya remains precarious and there is little to no sign of a return of relative stability in the near term.
The security environment in Libya remains complex. Although travel is possible in some areas (with appropriate security protocols in place), other areas should be considered strictly off limits. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.
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