The Second Libyan Civil War - Security Developments During 2016-2017


  • Mikael Eriksson
  • Elias Bohman

Publish date: 2018-02-26

Report number: FOI-R--4571--SE

Pages: 32

Written in: English


  • Libya
  • North Africa
  • Jihadism
  • armed movements
  • civil war
  • security policy
  • Middle East
  • Tripoli
  • Tobruk
  • Africa
  • ISIS
  • GNA
  • LNA


This report analyses key developments of the Libyan conflict during the period 2016-2017. In order to provide a comprehensive analysis, ongoing peace efforts are examined. Reference is made to the internal dynamic of the main conflict as well as security developments in southern Libya. The report finds that the dynamic of increasing violence across Libya points to continued confrontations and threats from Islamist armed groups. In the end, Libya has many political hurdles and security challenges to overcome before a more durable situation of stability can be achieved, a slow development that can take years.