Islamic State seizes power plant near Sirte, Libya

Islamic State militants have seized a power plant west of the Libyan city of Sirte.


IS announced the seizure in a message on social media, adding that “now the city of Sirte has been freed completely.”

Forces loyal to the self-declared government that controls the Libyan capital Tripoli pulled out of Sirte after the attack on the plant began.

Three soldiers were killed, according to a military source.