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Isis Elements Stationed in Murzuq with Sarraj Militants: LNA Spokesman

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Sun, 18 Aug 2019 20:32 GMT

A Libyan National Army spokesman said on Sunday, August 18th that the armed forces are engaged in a fierce battle with Isis terrorist group members, who he said are stationed in Murzuq with Sarraj militants.

In a press conference, Ahmed al-Mismari said that the air force targeted the school of aviation in Misrata as it turned to be a Turkish airbase.

"Our forces are able to end the battle, and we are working to protect civilians," Mismari said, adding that "the battle now is between a regular army and terrorist militias."

"We targeted a drone and an L-39 warplane that were trying to bomb our forces south of Tripoli," he said, stressing that the air force was still carrying out successful strikes in identified places.