On 22 February 2011, during the Libyan civil war, there were reports that it had been cordoned off by Libyan security forces. An anti-Gaddafi street protest took place in Fashloom on 7 April. Participants' faces were hidden with scarves and they held anti-Gaddafi banners. A protestor read out a statement of support for anti-Gaddafi forces and stated, "We are demonstrating yet again after we sacrificed hundreds of martyrs."
At the beginning of Battle of Tripoli, Al-Jazeera reported that Fashloom was under the opposition control.