Libyan forces bust an ISIS leader while escaping through the sea

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The spokesman of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous operation, led by Misurata forces, Muhammed Al-Ghasri, announced that they busted an ISIS senior leader while he was trying to escape through the sea from Sirte.

In a statement, Al-Ghasri confirmed that the ISIS leader was trying to run away from the sea front line from Sirte as the Libyan forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous advanced in all frontlines in the city.

The United States announced earkier today that it had carried out air strikes on positions of so-called Islamic State (IS) in Libya, following a request by the UN-backed government there.

The strikes targeted positions in the port city of Sirte, an IS stronghold.

Libyan PM Fayez Al-Serraj, in a televised address, said the strikes caused “heavy losses”.

The air strikes are the first such US military intervention co-ordinated with the Libyan unity government.

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