Warplanes hit Libyan city of Sirte, target ISIS

Warplanes carried out air strikes on the Libyan city of Sirte targeting areas controlled by fighters loyal to ISIS. (File: AP)

Warplanes carried out air strikes on the Libyan city of Sirte targeting areas controlled by fighters loyal to Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants, a witness in the city said on Tuesday.

There was no immediate report of casualties or damage from the strikes on Monday. Forces from Libya's internationally recognized government have bombed ISIS militants in the past. But an official was not immediately available to comment on the Sirte attack.

ISIS has made Sirte its base in Libya, where fighting between two rival governments and their armed allies has allowed ISIS militants to gain ground in the chaos.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49
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