May 30, 2016

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ISIS Forces Pushed Back In Libya (REUTERS, 05/30/16)

A force that controls oil terminals in eastern Libya said Monday it has captured the town of Ben Jawad from the Islamic State group, pushing the extremists back along a coastal strip they control east of their stronghold of Sirte.

Spokesman Ali al-Hassi said five Petroleum Facilities Guard fighters have been killed and 18 wounded in fierce clashes in the coastal town, and that fighting is continuing in the nearby town of Nawfiliyah.

A Ben Jawad resident told Reuters that PFG forces had entered the town and were combing the area to secure it. If the PFG can hold Ben Jawad it could prove significant, signaling the start of a new front in the campaign against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or Daesh.

The PFG has declared its support for Libya's U.N.-backed unity government. Other brigades that back the government advanced last week to the outskirts of Sirte from the west.

Posted by at May 30, 2016 6:51 PM

  

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