Libya forces free 13 for­eign­ers from IS

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Forces loyal to Libya’s unity govern­ment freed 13 for­eign­ers held by the Is­lamic State group in its for­mer coastal bas­tion of Sirte. Loy­al­ists freed a Turk­ish and an Egyp­tian de­tainee as well as 11 Eritrean women thought to have been held hostage by the IS. The ji­hadists over­ran for­mer pres­i­dent Moamer Kad­hafi’s home town of Sirte in June 2015, fly­ing their black flags above pub­lic build­ings and im­pris­on­ing, cru­ci­fy­ing or be­head­ing dozens of peo­ple.

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