Military forces loyal to Libya's eastern government said on Sunday they had pushed back Islamist fighters in several areas of Benghazi, seizing the strategic port of Marisa.
The Libyan National Army said it had also taken control of the town of Ajdabiya, about 150 km (90 miles) south of Benghazi, another city where it has been battling Islamist groups.
Libya has been riven by conflict since the 2011 uprising against Muammar Qaddafi, as armed factions supporting rival governments in Tripoli and the east have fought for power and a share of the country's oil wealth.
Islamist fighters have used a security vacuum to expand their presence, and militants loyal to ISIS control of the city of Sirte, to the west of Ajdabiya.
نستخدم ملفات الكوكيز لنسهل عليك استخدام مواقعنا الإلكترونية ونكيف المحتوى والإعلانات وفقا لمتطلباتك واحتياجاتك الخاصة، لتوفير ميزات وسائل التواصل الاجتماعية ولتحليل حركة المرور لدينا...اعرف أكثر