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Daesh seizes power plant near Libyan city of Sirte: military source

Published June 9th, 2015 - 11:25 GMT
Al Bawaba
Al Bawaba

Daesh militants have seized a power plant west of the Libyan city of Sirte, the group and a military source said on Tuesday.

"The plant ... was taken," Daesh said in a message on social media. "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 Daesh attacked the plant. Three soldiers were killed in the attack, the military source said.

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