Libyan officials say LNA forces fighting ISIS in south
Libyan officials say Libyan National Army (LNA) forces loyal to Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar are pursuing Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists in the country's south, killing more than a dozen extremists over the past three days.
The officials said Sunday that the Libyan National Army began its attack on a militant hideout in the mountainous area of Haruj earlier this week.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.
The LNA media centre said Friday that the ISIS extremists were responsible for recent attacks in southern areas.
In its propaganda outlets, ISIS acknowledged the ongoing LNA attack and claimed to have killed and wounded dozens of LNA troops.
LNA forces have launched a military offensive in early April aimed at taking the capital, Tripoli, from a United Nations-aligned but weak administration that is backed by an array of militias and extremist formations.