ISIS militants
ISIS militants

A spokesman and a state news agency say clashes in Libya between pro-government forces and ISIS militants, as well as an explosion at an ammunition depot, have killed over 60 people in just one day.

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Hospital spokesman Abdel-Aziz Essa says 36 militiamen loyal to the U.N.-backed unity government died and 140 were wounded in Tuesday’s battles with ISIS militants in the city of Sirte, the last ISIS bastion in Libya.

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Essa, who is from the western city of Misrata that’s home to the majority of the anti-ISIS militias, said Wednesday that most of the casualties came in direct gun battles with the militants.

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Meanwhile, the state LANA news agency says the depot explosion took place near the capital, Tripoli, following clashes with militias and killed 29 civilians.


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