This map provides a general look at the military situation in Libya on October 21, 2018. Despite the withdrawal from the city of Sirte under pressure from other armed groups, ISIS cells are still actively operating in the areas north of Sirte and Benghazi. The Western-backed Government of National Accord is formally rulling a large chunk in the west of the country. Nonetheless, in fact, it does not control even Tripoli. The most of its area is controlled by different armed groups formally declaring its support to the Western-backed entiry, but pursuing only their own economic and political goals.
Most of eastern Libya is controlled by the Libyan National Army (LNA) led by Field Marshal Khalifa Belqasim Haftar. The LNA is actively combating militant groups within and near its areas and seems to be the only force capable to restore a kind of order in northern Libya. However, tihs is hardly possible right now because the US-led bloc is in opposition to the growing LNA influence. Some mainstream media even speculated that Moscow had send troops and sophisticated military equipment to assist the LNA. These are fake news.