Friday, May 29, 2015

Islamic State Militants Have Seized A Major Libyan Airport

BBC: Islamic State militants in Libya 'seize Sirte airport'

Islamic State militants in Libya say they have seized the airport in the city of Sirte, as the group continues to make advances in the country.

The news was announced by the group and by a Libyan militia that withdrew from the coastal city's airport on Thursday.

Most of Sirte, former leader Muammar Gaddafi's hometown, fell to IS last week.

In a statement, the group said it had also seized the Great Man Made River water project.

The irrigation project, the world's largest, supplies fresh water to Libyan cities and was also the base for the opposition Battalion 166, which has now fled.

Update #1: Isis-affiliated fighters have captured a key airport in central Libya -- The Independent
Update #2: ISIS seizes control of airport in Libya’s Sirte -- Al Arabiya/AFP

WNU Editor: The focus is on what the Islamic State is doing in Iraq and Syria .... but they are definitely making gains in Libya.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the americans regret supporting the uprising against khaddafi yet