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ISIS Terrorists Attack Key LNA Base In Southern Libya, Capture Loads Of Weapons (Photos)

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Dozens of ISIS fighters attacked the main headquarters of the Libyan National Army (LNA) in the southern Libyan city of Sabha in the early hours of May 4.

The terrorist group’s news agency, Amaq, claimed that 16 personnel of the LNA were killed and injured in the hit and run attack. The agency also released photos showing loads of weapons, including two vehicles and a T-55 battle tank, which had been captured by ISIS fighters.

“All the captives who were being held inside the camp were released, the Mujahedeen also burned a number of tanks and depots after seizing what they could of weapons and vehicles,” a press release by Amaq reads.

In an official statement, the LNA said that the attack was carried out by ISIS and Chadian mercenaries. The army also acknowledged that 8 of its soldiers were killed during the clashes in the headquarters.

Meanwhile, a source in the LNA told Sputnik that the army reinforced its positions in Sabha after the attack. Additional units of the LNA’s joint operations room and security forces were reportedly deployed in the southern city in order to prevent any similar attacks in the future.

ISIS resumed its attacks in southern Libya after the beginning of the LNA’s advance towards the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on April 4. The terrorist group has launched six attacks on the army since then, which raises serious questions about its real motives.

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ISIS Terrorists Attack Key LNA Base In Southern Libya, Capture Loads Of Weapons (Photos)

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ISIS Terrorists Attack Key LNA Base In Southern Libya, Capture Loads Of Weapons (Photos)

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ISIS Terrorists Attack Key LNA Base In Southern Libya, Capture Loads Of Weapons (Photos)

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ISIS Terrorists Attack Key LNA Base In Southern Libya, Capture Loads Of Weapons (Photos)

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ISIS Terrorists Attack Key LNA Base In Southern Libya, Capture Loads Of Weapons (Photos)

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ISIS Terrorists Attack Key LNA Base In Southern Libya, Capture Loads Of Weapons (Photos)

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ISIS Terrorists Attack Key LNA Base In Southern Libya, Capture Loads Of Weapons (Photos)

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ISIS Terrorists Attack Key LNA Base In Southern Libya, Capture Loads Of Weapons (Photos)

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  • You can call me Al

    So bloody obvious.

  • Harry Smith

    Did anybody noticed that ISIS helped pro-USA forces in Syria in the very same way?

  • SFC Steven M Barry USA RET

    Funny how IS “just happens” to always show up at the right place and at the right time.

  • PZIVJ

    3 pix are the same weapons, so hopefully not “loads” of weapons captured.
    LNA does not need an ISIS problem right now.

  • iosongasingsing

    ISIS are the Israel-US backed army, why do Americans launch ISIS against Haftar? There is talk of a peace agreement with Serraj and a halt to hostilities.

  • Andrei

    Americans orders

  • Xoli Xoli

    ISRAEL SECRET INTELLIGENCE SERVICE are attacking Hafter .

  • goingbrokes

    Israeli commando tactics. Daesh nutters would never be able to pull this off.