Abu Salim Martyrs Brigade
|Abu Salim Martyrs Brigade|
|Participant in the Second Libyan Civil War|
|Leaders||Salim Derby †|
|Area of operations||Derna|
|Part of||Shura Council of Mujahideen in Derna|
Libyan National Army
|Battles and war(s)||Libyan Civil War (2014–present)|
In 2014, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Libya took over much of Derna. Abu Salim and ISIL repeatedly clashed in the following months in disputes over power and resources. Derby was killed in fighting with ISIL militants in June 2015.
- "Al-Qaida-linked militants attack IS affiliate in Libya". Associated Press. 10 June 2015. Archived from the original on 10 June 2015. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
- Abigail Hauslohner (March 30, 2012). "With Libya's Ascendant Islamists: 'Don't Get the Wrong Idea'". TIME.
- Frederic Wehrey (September 30, 2012). "The Struggle for Security in Eastern Libya" (PDF). Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.