Libya: al-Qaeda militants clash with Daesh after leader killed

Published June 10th, 2015 - 10:04 GMT
Daesh seized control of Darna last year. (AFP/File)
Daesh seized control of Darna last year. (AFP/File)

Clashes have broken out in eastern Libya between Daesh and al-Qaeda militants after an al-Qaeda leader was killed by masked gunmen, AP reports.

Nasr Akr, a leader of the al-Qaeda linked group operating in Libya, was assassinated in the eastern province of Dama.

The group, known as the Shura Council of Darna's Jihadis, announced his killing in a statement on Wednesday, blaming Daesh militants for the attack and vowing retaliation, AP reported.

Witnesses said the fighting between the two militant groups has killed at least nine Daesh members.

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