Monday, 31 August 2015

Libyan fighters affiliated to the Shura Council of Mujahideen in Derna on Sunday faced an attack carried out by fighters affiliated to General Khalifa Hafter aiming to control the city, Almesryoon.com has reported.

The Derna fighters were defending the city from the side of Wadi Abu-Dahak, to the south of Al-Mena.

A military source affiliated to the Derna fighters said that Haftar forces retreated to their bases in the west of the city, leaving six dead from the clashes.

Almesryoon.com reported that this is the third time that Haftar’s forces have attempted to control Derna in the east of the country, resulting in dozens of causalities.

Meanwhile, the Derna fighters gained control over Al-Fatayeh Fodder Factory and its surroundings in the east of the city after clashes with ISIS fighters.

Derna fighters are still fighting a number of ISIS militants on the eastern coast of the country.

Source: Middle East Monitor.

Link: https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/africa/20744-for-the-third-time-haftars-forces-fail-to-control-derna.

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