The Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) urged the friend countries, Thursday, for arms and weapons, hours after 32 of its forces were killed in clashes against the Islamic State (IS), west of the coastal city of Sirte.
A government statement called “the international community to bear its responsibilities and lift the arms embargo imposed against Libya”, according to Agency France Press (AFP).
Forces allied with the unity government clashed with the IS near Sirte, in an attempt to prevent it from moving west.
32 governmental forces elements were killed, Wednesday, in confrontations against the IS, following a car bomb in the area from Sirte to Abo-Gain.
The IS controlled Abo-Gain last week, before government regained control, Tuesday.