Fighting started in Sabratha on Tuesday when ISIS terrorist entered and beheaded 11 local security men in the city and forced to retreat by local militia groups.
On Thursday, according to officials, the Libyan National Army pushed ISIS insurgents from the western city of Sabratha.
Fighting started in Sabratha on Tuesday when ISIS terrorists entered and beheaded 11 local security men in the city and forced to retreat by local militia groups.
“A military operation has been started to wipe out the militants of ISIS in Sabratha,” Sabratha municipal council major Hussein al-Thwadi told to a western news agency.
“At least three of our fighters have been killed and ten wounded.” A militant commander was captured on Thursday, Thwadi said.
Last week the U.S. warplanes hit Islamic State in Sabratha, killing more than 40 people including 2 Serbian embassy employees, a sign of growing Western engagement against the terrorist groups in Libya as it expands beyond its original territory in Iraq and Syria.