Troops loyal to Libya's new unity government have retaken the Mediterranean city of Sirte from the so-called Islamic State. IS fighters took the port city in the summer of 2015, but failed to expand far beyond it. Will they return to take it again?
Several British lawmakers have called for Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to be sacked after his jibe on clearing the "dead bodies away" from the Libyan city of Sirte. In response, Johnson reiterated his comments.
"Islamic State" militants reportedly carried out the execution-style killings in early 2015. A detained IS militant who witnessed the mass murder clued in authorities to the site.
The US has carried out air strikes against so-called "Islamic State" in Libya, killing several in the second set of strikes in recent days. Meanwhile, Rome unveiled plans to stem the flow of migrants through Libya.
The US has ended a military operation to support Libya's fledgling government in its efforts to retake the former IS stronghold of Sirte. The militant group still retains a presence in the country.
© 2018 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version