Libya says four ISIS espionage planes found
Libya forces found a new headquarters belonging to ISIS and found four small planes used for espionage
Forces loyal to the Tripoli-based Libya’s Presidential Council government, which has been fighting ISIS in Sirte city since May, said it discovered four espionage planes used by the militant group.
Media spokesman for the Libyan operation by the UN recognized government in Tripoli said that its forces found a new headquarters belonging to ISIS and found four small planes used for espionage, in addition to computers and documents pertaining to the militant group. No other details regarding the spy planes were given.
The spokesman said anti-ISIS fighting resumed on Friday morning after Libyan forces advanced from three axes towards Al-Jiza Al-Bahriya neighborhood which harbors militants.
Fourteen Libyan soldiers were killed and 33 others were killed following the clashes.
Libyan forces, in coordination with the US, are continuing to target ISIS, especially militants who are on top of high buildings. The US has been supporting the fight against ISIS with airstrikes.
Efforts to unite the deeply divided country were dealt a major blow last August when the country’s parliament, based in the eastern city of Tobruk, rejected the Tripoli-based government following a no-confidence vote.
On March 31, the long-anticipated UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in Libya started to perform its duties. The government has so far failed to unite the country.
(This article was first published in the Arabic language website of Al Arabiya News Channel)
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