IS militants fighting in Benghazi withdraw, Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council says

The Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council has announced that it had taken control of the neighbourhoods and areas that were seized by IS militants in Benghazi after they have withdrawn.

According to media sources, the Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council took control on Thursday of the areas from which the IS militants had pulled out.

“We don’t belong to IS, we have disavowed them long ago. We are Libyans from Benghazi and elsewhere and we’re fighting to regain our city from the forces and mercenaries of Khalifa Haftar’s Operation Dignity.” The spokesman of the Shura Council in Benghazi told local media outlets.

IS militants fled the city’s besieged areas of Ganfudah and Sabri, where Operation Dignity has been in control with a very tight siege.

Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council also indicated that over 70 IS terrorists withdrew from their positions in Sabri, Ganfudah and other spots, stressing that IS terrorists’ pull out from those areas was coordinated with the forces of Hafatr’s Operation Dignity.

Local news websites said that the pulling out IS militants coordinated with Haftar forces so as the latter would allow them to head to the central region and arrive back on the outskirts of Sirte.

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