Daesh [ISIS] captures Bin Jawad in Libya

It is now reported that forces of Daesh have, as of January 2016, captured the town of Bin Jawad on the Libyan sea coast. The town is located 150 kilometers to the east of the Daesh Libyan stronghold of Sirte. The next target of Daesh appears to be As Sidr, further to the east.

While Daesh is experiencing one setback after another on the Syrian and Iraqi front lines, it is slowly but steadily expanding in Libya .

It seems obvious that Daesh is attempting to take control of Libyan oil and its routes for export through the Mediterranean. Below is the map of Libyan oil fields and oil transportation routes:

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Regularly updated interactive map of war in Libya. Press View Larger Map for better view:

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The permanent page of this interactive map is here: 

https://stratreview.wordpress.com/libya-war-map/

Daesh [ISIS] captures Sabratha in Libya

On 11 December 2015 Daesh took the city of Sabratha, 50 kilometers west of Tripoli.

This is the first city captured by Daesh in western Libya, as prior to the fall of Sabratha it controlled territory only in the central and eastern parts of the country.

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Regularly updated interactive map of war in Libya. Press View Larger Map for better view:

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The permanent page of this interactive map is here: 

https://stratreview.wordpress.com/libya-war-map/

Libya’s rival governments reach initial deal

On 6 December 2015 the two rival government’s in the Libyan civil war achieved initial deal to create single government and unify the country.

It remains to be seen whether the deal will be actually implemented. If it is, Libya will also have to eradicate the Daesh [ISIS] colony which has been established in parts of northern Libya, including city of Sirte.

The two sides of Libyan civil war are supported by various Middle Eastern geopolitical players. Internationally recognized government in eastern Libya is supported by the Arab coalition including Egypt, UAE and Saudi Arabia. The rival government that took control over western Libya as a result of the coup is supported by Turkey. It seems that deal between these two Libyan sides has become possible as a result of the Turkish-Arab alignment in the face of Iranian opposition, especially in Syria.

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Regularly updated interactive map of war in Libya. Press View Larger Map for better view:

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The permanent page of this interactive map is here: 

https://stratreview.wordpress.com/libya-war-map/