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Islamic State seizes control of airport in Libya’s Sirte

Latest Update: May 29, 2015 | 136 Views

The Islamic State group (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has seized control of the airport in the city of Sirte, AFP reported.

The seizure came after forces of a Tripoli-based Libyan government, not recognized by the international community, had withdrawn.

They pulled out late on Thursday, according to a spokesman. IS confirmed it had captured the airport, which is also a military base, in a message posted on Twitter.



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