The Omar al-Mokhatar operation room of the Libyan National Army (LNA) has declared that it’s restricted a certain area on the shores of the city of Derna. The LNA’s artillery shelled the southern part of the city wounding at least 3 militants. The LNA’s Air Force also carried out airstrikes on some militant positions.
The city of Derna is the last militant stronghold in the eastern part of Libya. The city used to be under control of ISIS until April 22, 2016. Then, the city was captured by the Shura Council of Mujahideen in Derna – a coalition of radical militant groups [some of them are linked to al-Qaeda].
Last month, the LNA declared that it had liberated the city of Benghazi after a 4-year long battle with militant groups there.