Head of Tobruk government Abdullah Al-Thani has appointed a new non-elected mayor for Derna in replacement of its elected council.

Al-Thani assigned Akram Abdul Aziz as Mayor of the Municipality of Derna and dismissed the head of the Municipal Steering Committee, Abdel-Moneim Al-Ghaithi, who was appointed by his Ministry of Local Government.

Dignity Operation forces had taken control of large parts of Derna after launching an armed campaign late May.

Clashes are continuing between the Protection Force of Derna and Dignity Operation forces in several parts of the city, despite the claim of the later to have controlled the entire city.