Libyan forces close in on IS last two hideouts in Sirte, kill senior leader


The media office of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous announced on Friday that the Misurata-led forces killed a senior IS leader, Abu Mohammed (Walid Al-Buaishi) in the clashes that led to liberating IS base in Sirte – Ouagadougou Conference Halls Complex.

Abuaishi is from Ajdabiya city in the east, he was one of the IS Sharia Court judges in Sirte and he was one of those judges who delivered death and execution verdicts for a number of Sirte residents, the media office added.

It also said that he first was one of the Ansar Al-Sharia members, then he joined IS militants in Sirte.

On Wednesday, the Libyan forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous controlled Ouagadougou Conference Halls Complex in Sirte after violent clashes with IS militants.

The media office of the Misurata-led forces announced the capture and said their forces were scouring the whole complex for safety measures.

Ouagadougou Conference Halls Complex has been controlled and made as the headquarters by IS terrorists since 2015 as the militants were using it as their operations building.

Earlier, the Misurata-led forces reported seizing the police academy building and the Al-Giza military zone, as well as the Sirte University buildings in Sirte’s city center from the control of IS militants.

The media spokesman of the Misurata-led forces indicated that their forces killed over 20 of IS radicals as they carried out their fresh attacks on their hideouts in an attempt to take control and eradicate the militants of IS from the whole city.

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