Libyan forces seize main Sirte mosque, Islamic State-run jail

World Aug 22, 2016

Libyan forces seize main Sirte mosque, Islamic State-run jail

Libyan forces renewed their push to oust Islamic State from its former North African stronghold of Sirte on Sunday, saying they had seized the city's main mosque and a jail run by the militants' morality police. The forces, mainly brigades from the city of Misrata, ...

Firefights among Islamic State, rival groups claim 42 in Libya

World Aug 15, 2015

Firefights among Islamic State, rival groups claim 42 in Libya

At least 42 people have been killed in clashes between Islamic State, a rival Islamist group and forces loyal to the official government in two Libyan cities, residents and medics said on Friday. The fighting typifies the chaos in the oil-producing country, where two governments, ...