Libyan Civil War (2014–present)

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Second Libyan Civil War
Part of the Arab Winter and the Libyan Crisis
Libyan Civil War.svg
Military situation in Libya on 11 June 2020
  Under the control of the House of Representatives and the Libyan National Army
  Under the control of the Government of National Accord (GNA) and different militias forming the Libya Shield Force
  Controlled by local forces
(For a more detailed map, see military situation in the Libyan Civil War)
Date16 May 2014 – present


Main belligerents

Libya House of Representatives (Tobruk-based)[1][2]

United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates[12][13][14][15]
Egypt Egypt (limited airstrikes against ISIL, 2014-17)[12][16][17]
Russia Wagner Group
(since 2018)
 Sudan (RSF)[23] (since 2019)
(since 2020)[24][25][26]


Libya Government of National Accord (Tripoli-based) (since 2016)

Syrian opposition Syrian National Army (since 2019)[56]
 Turkey (since 2020)[57][58][59]

Anti-ISIL coalition:

Libya National Salvation Government


Shura Council of
Benghazi Revolutionaries

al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb

(from 2014)[94]

Commanders and leaders
Libya Aguila Saleh Issa
(President of House of Representatives)
Libya Abdullah al-Thani
(Prime Minister)[102]
FM Khalifa Haftar
(High Commander of the LNA)
Gen. Abdulrazek al-Nadoori (Chief of the General Staff of the LNA)
Col. Wanis Abu Khamada
(Commander of Libyan Special Forces)
Brig. Gen. Almabrook Suhban
(Chief of Staff of the Libyan Ground Forces)
Brig. Gen. Saqr Geroushi
(Chief of Staff of the Libyan Air Force) (LNA-aligned)
Adm. Faraj al-Mahdawi
(Chief of Staff of the Libyan Navy) (LNA-aligned)
Libya Saif al-Islam Gaddafi
(Candidate for President of Libya)
Libya Fayez al-Sarraj
(Chairman of the Presidential Council and Prime minister)
Libya Fathi Bashagha
(Minister of Interior)
Libya Salah Eddine al-Namrush
(Minister of Defence)
Gen. Mohammad Ali al-Haddad
(Chief of the General Staff of the Libyan Army)
Abdul Hakim Abu Hawliyeh (Chief of the Libyan Navy) (GNA-aligned)
Col. Rida Issa (Commander of Libyan Navy) (GNA-aligned)
Maj. Gen. Osama Juwaili
(Commander of the Western Military Zone)
Maj. Gen. Abubaker Marwan
(Commander of Tripoli Military Zone)
Maj. Gen. Mohamed Elhadad
(Commander of the Central Military Zone)
Gen. Ali Kanna
(Commander of the Southern Military Zone)

Libya Nouri Abusahmain (2014–16)
(President of the GNC)
Libya Khalifa al-Ghawil (2015–17)
(Prime Minister)[103]
Libya Sadiq Al-Ghariani
(Grand Mufti)

Abu Khalid al Madani 
(Ansar al-Sharia Leader)[104]
Mokhtar Belmokhtar
(Commander of Al-Mourabitoun, believed dead)[105]
Musa Abu Dawud  (AQIM southern Zone commander)[89]

Mohamed al-Zahawi [106]
(Former Ansar al-Sharia Leader)
Ateyah Al-Shaari DMSC / DPF leader
Wissam Ben Hamid [107]
(Libya Shield 1 Commander)
Salim Derby 
(Commander of Abu Salim Martyrs Brigade)[108]
Abu Nabil al-Anbari  (Top ISIL leader in Libya)[109][110]
Abu Hudhayfah al-Muhajir[111]
(ISIL governor of Wilayat Tripolitania)
8,788 killed[112][113][114][needs update]
20,000 injured (as of May 2015)[115][needs update]

The Second Libyan Civil War[116] is an ongoing conflict between rival factions seeking control of Libya. After erupting in 2014, the conflict is mostly between :

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