ISIS claims attack on Haftar forces in Libya

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 2:45 AM PT – Sat. May 4, 2019

ISIS claims responsibility for an ambush in Southern Libya that killed eight soldiers from the Libyan National Army.

An armed motorcade belonging to ISIS drives along a road in Derna, in eastern Libya, October 3, 2014. ISIS is accused of beheading 11 prisoners in the desert south of Tripoli. REUTERS

According to reports, militants attacked an LNA training camp south of Tripoli Saturday, beheading one of their soldiers and shooting seven others.

Hours later, the Islamic State said it was responsible for the attack against the “infidels and the apostates.”

The LNA, who opposes Libya’s UN backed government, is reportedly gaining traction by recruiting more weapons and troops to take over the country’s rule of law.

Just days ago thousands of civilians fled the capital to avoid being trapped in.

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