Libya: media, 6 foreigners abducted by ISIS in Sirte freed

An Indian doctor and five Filipino nurses

26 October, 14:41

    (ANSAmed) - CAIRO, OCTOBER 26 - Libyan forces engaged in a military campaign in Sirte have freed six foreign hostages - an Indian doctor and five Filipino nurses who were abducted by the Islamic State six months ago, according to a Libyan medical source quoted by news site Alwasat, which added that the six were forced to cooperate with the jihadists and to treat their wounded.

    Militias announced on Wednesday morning on their Facebook page they ''have launched an attack with heavy artillery against the last bastion of Daesh in the Al-Guizah Al-Bahareya district''. Last Friday, the same forces of Bonyan al Marsous had freed five foreigners - two Turkish and two Indian nationals and a Bengalese - who were also captured by ISIS.

    Libyan military sources announced that two ISIS fighters - a Libyan and a Palestinian - were killed in clashes in Sirte, adding that militias found in various homes in the Al-Manara district the burnt bodies of at least seven people. It is still unclear if the dead are jihadists or civilians. (ANSAmed)
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