|Libyan Civil War|
Map of the situation as of February 2015
| Libyan Government
|| New General National Congress
|| Islamic State of Iraq and Syria|
| Khalifa Haftar |
Commander of the Libyan National Army
| Nouri Abusahmain |
President of the GNC
| 210,000—236,000 soldiers, 60,000 policemen|| 87,000—103,000 militants|
|Casualties and losses|
| 37,000 killed and wounded, 11,000 missing|
120+ tanks destroyed, 40+ aircraft destroyed, 7 ships destroyed
|41,000 killed and wounded, 20,000 defected or deserted, unknown vehicle losses|
The Libyan Civil War, also called the Second Libyan Civil War or Libyan Conflict, is a conflict that broke out in Libya in early 2015 as a result of the Islamist radicals seizing power and attempting to impose Sharia law in the country. The main Islamist faction, the New General National Congress, was ousted in a coup d'état in early 2015 by the Libyan National Army loyal to General Khalifa Haftar, Which was backed and directed by the new parliament. As the Islamists refused to step down and recognize the new parliament as the legitimate leadership, they declared war on them and began preparing for military operations in late January 2015. The National Army began a counterattack against them at that time.
On 24 February, the city of Bani Waled was taken by government forces after a short battle. It was defended by some 500 militants, and fell in less than a day.