Gulf of Sidra Offensive (2018)

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The Gulf of Sidra Offensive was an offensive of the Second Libyan Civil War. It was launched by the Benghazi Defense Brigades on 11 June 2018[1], and was fought concurrently with the Battle of Derna (2018). On the first day, The Benghazi Defense Brigades captured Ras Lanuf and Sidra, before the Libyan National Army started a counteroffensive on 17 June[6]. On 21 June, The LNA captured Ras Lanuf and Al Sidra[7]. Hours later, The Benghazi Defense Brigades claimed to capture these cities once again[8][9], but the LNA denied these claims, releasing pictures showing their soldiers within Sidra and Ras Lanuf.[10]

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