Libya: ISIS admits losing control of Derna city
ISIS acknowledged losing control of the city of Derna in eastern Libya, promising to “avenge” its fighters, in a video posted on Twitter.
The 10-minute video posted late Saturday by the “media office of the province of Barqa” in Libya confirmed the loss of Derna after clashes.
The coastal city near the border with Egypt has often been described as the bastion of ISIS supporters in the North African country since its fighters first entered Derna in November 2014.
It has seen fierce fighting in recent weeks between the jihadi group and members of the Mujahedeen Council of Derna.