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Libyan Newswire

Islamic State clashes with guards near Liby…

NNA – Islamic State fighters clashed with a force guarding Libya’s Es Sider oil export terminal on Monday, witnesses reported, and the militants said they had taken a nearby town.

The ultra-hardline group, which has taken advantage of years of chaos to grab territory in the Opec member, said in an online statement it had also set off a suicide car bomb during the clashes, causing casualties.

There was no one from Libya’s authorities immediately available to comment on the reports of the fighting or the capture of Ben Jawad.–REUTERS

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