IS kills 4 Libyan troops in new foray from stronghold

13 May, 2016 12:00 AM printer

TRIPOLI: Islamic State group jihadists, including two suicide bombers, killed four Libyan soldiers and wounded 24 in their latest foray into territory controlled by the UN-backed government, the army said Thursday, reports AFP.
Wednesday evening’s attack on a highway checkpoint in the desert interior comes after the jihadists thrust west along the Mediterranean coast from their stronghold of Sirte earlier this month, overrunning a major crossroads.