Libya: sources,clashes between army-ISIS in central Benghazi

Two soldiers dead in car bombs. Jihadist still in few areas

04 March, 12:13

    (ANSAmed) - CAIRO, MARCH 4 - ''Violent fighting'' between the army and jihadists from ISIS were reported by Libyan military sources ''in downtown Benghazi'', Libya's second-largest city almost entirely controlled by regular armed forces but with parts still held by Islamic State militants and allies Ansar al Sharia.

    Also, two soldiers were reported dead in the explosion of as many car bombs against a checkpoint of the Navy near the city.

    Sources and the media reported that bombs were seized, as well as weapons, on board a white Audi, which was stopped in a routine check on a road between the Khalij bridge and the area of Al Hadayek.

    ISIS fighters are in parts of the Al Saberi and Al Lethi districts, sources close to the army said. Yesterday, media reports said 24 soldiers were killed in February in clashes with the jihadists. The operation by forces loyal to the government of Tobruk to chase away terrorists and Islamic militants from the city kicked off in October. (ANSAmed).

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