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TRIPOLI, Libya, The Daesh militant group, on Monday, claimed responsibility for an attack on Libya’s central town of Fug’ha, in the Jufra District.
“The soldiers of the caliphate launched a large-scale attack on the town of Fug’ha, that is under the control of the apostate Haftar militias,” the Daesh media arm, A’maq, tweeted late Monday.
The terrorist organisation said, it killed and captured several army soldiers and burned their homes, before withdrawing without any losses.
Five people were killed at dawn on Monday, in an attack on government buildings in the area, some 650 km south-east of the capital, Tripoli, a military source said.
The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), condemned the terrorist attack, and called for the protection of civilians, urging all parties to the conflict to “cease targeting civilians and civilian objects in compliance with International Humanitarian Law.”
Linking the Libyan cities of the west, east and south, Jufra has been under the control of the eastern-based army, led by Khalifa Haftar, since Jun, 2017, when the area was cleared of militant groups.
In Feb, a suicide attack on a checkpoint in Jufra, killed three army soldiers and destroyed the checkpoint, as well as, a number of vehicles.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK