LIBYAPROSPECT – Misrata
The Islamic State (IS) group in Sirte carried out a suicide car attack on the fighters of the Operation “Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous” and killed five troops and injured more than 30, on Tuesday.
The attack occurred during the clashes of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous against the IS to free the district “2”, one of the last significant locations of the IS in central Sirte.
Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous forces advanced to regain the district “2” and to go further to liberate the district “1” despite facing the attacking bombing and suicide vehicles of the IS.
In the same context, the US Africa Command said, in a statement on Tuesday, that the US air strikes continued on the locations of the IS “at the request of, and in coordination with” Libya’s United Nations-backed government.”