In a report published by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the organisation expressed its concern about the civilian lives at risk in the clashes that have arisen in Derna and southern Libya.
The Libyan National Army (LNA) and security services are scanning the city of Derna, formerly a hub of extremist forces. Since the city was freed from extremist groups, it began seeing relative stability.
The city of Derna in north-eastern Libya used to be a hotbed of terrorist activity, as it had been occupied by forces linked to ISIS and al-Qaeda. However, the Libyan National Army (LNA) has been able to impose its rule over the city, and usher in a period of safety.
Following the defeat of the Derna Mujahideen Shura Council in Derna, Libya, normal life has returned, with citizens from surrounding areas visiting the markets in Derna. The city's financial industry has restarted as well.
The Libyan National Army (LNA) led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar has announced the beginning of the second phase of its operation to liberate the city of Derna from the Derna Mujahideen Shura Council.