TOPSHOT - Members of a brigade loyal to the Fajr Libya (Libya Dawn), an alliance of Islamist-backed fighters, drive pick up trucks mounted with machine guns during a military parade following battles against the Islamic State (IS) group, in the city of Sabratha, west of the capital Tripoli, on February 28, 2016. On February 19, a US air strike near Sabratha targeted a suspected IS training camp, killing 50 people. / AFP / MAHMUD TURKIA (Photo credit should read MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images)

With Libya deeply divided between several governments claiming state power of the country, ISIS forces have now advanced to the southern outskirts of Misrata, the third largest city in Libya.

With the Islamic State in full control of the Sirte region, their forces are now looking to expand ISIS territory across Libya and have made pragmatic alliances with some tribes in preparations to do so.

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Student currently living in Denmark. Special focus on news from Syria, MENA map-making and strategical military analysis.

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