LIBYAPROSPECT – Misrata
The Operation room for Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous achieved its objectives, as it dips inside the areas of the city of Sirte. The latest round was liberating the district “2” after a fierce battle against the Islamic State (IS) group elements.
A source from the Operation Room of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous said that the forces controlled the district after targeting the locations of the IS snipers by the tanks. The source stated that 14 tanks were used in the battle and the air forces supported the advanced troops on the ground in the districts “2” and “1.” The air forces carried out raids on IS bombing cars and vehicles carrying ammunition.
The following video shows scenes of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous forces liberating the district “2”. The video published by the Media Center for the Operation “Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous” Facebook Page:
Another source told LIBYAPROSPECT the details of the battle in the district “2”, saying that Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous troops advanced through a third axis and carried out clashes with the IS elements on a dual carriageway between the districts “1” and “3” after controlling Al-Sabkha residential area and a park in central Sirte nearby the district “Dollar”.
The elements of the IS used explosive belts and bombing cars and motorbikes. The source confirmed that the IS fighters used five bombing cars and one bombing motorbike, while Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous troops dealt with three suicide explosive belts attackers.
Misrata Hospital said on the Facebook page that nine of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous troops killed and 97 injured.