Clashes broke out Sunday morning in Derna city, East Libya, between rebels of Albaida and Tobrok cities, forces of Derna Shura Council of Mujahdeen against Islamic State group in the East coast, Alfataeh, Alkorfat Alsab’ areas.
Derna Shura Council of Mujahdeen called the battle “Alqobba martyrs” to remind the killing of 40 persons and tens wounded in a suicide attack IS group did in Alqobba city.
Joint forces advanced at Alfataeh amid violent clashes with medium and heavy weapons, while civilian fighters withdrew from the Bab Tobruk after IS bombed them.
Fighters of Derna Shura Council of Mujahdeen advanced the East coast axis in Alarba’omah district under the control of IS.
The US Department of Defense announced the death of Abu Nabil, a leader of the group in Derna, in an air raid carried out by US aircraft on five sites in Derna and its outskirts.