List of armed groups in the Libyan Civil War

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A number of armed groups have involved themselves in the ongoing Libyan Civil War.

Second Libyan Civil War (2014–present)[edit]

House of Representatives and allies
Gaddafi loyalists
Presidential Council and allies General National Congress and allies  Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Al-Qaeda, other Salafist jihadists, and allies
Libyan Interim Government (Tobruk-based)[1][2]

Allied armed groups:

 Egypt[10][11] (limited involvement)

 United Arab Emirates[10] (limited involvement)

Supported by:


Gaddafi loyalists[28]

Government of National Accord
(since 2016)

Allied armed groups:

 United States
(since 1 Aug. 2016)

 United Kingdom

Supported by:

National Salvation Government (Tripoli-based)[49]

Allied armed groups:

Supported by:


High Council of Revolution (from December 2016)

 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (2014–17)[61]

Shura Council of Benghazi Revolutionaries (2014–17)[65][66]

Shura Council of Mujahideen in Derna

Benghazi Defense Brigades[69][70]
Ajdabiya Shura Council[71]

Allied armed groups:

Military situation in the Libyan Civil War as of 10 December 2016.
  Under the control of the Tobruk-led Government and Libyan National Army
  Under the control of the Government of National Accord and Allies
  Under the control of the National Salvation Government
  Controlled by the Mujahedeen Councils of Derna, Benghazi and Adjabiya
  Controlled by local forces
  Controlled by Tuareg forces

Notes[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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