IS jihadists attack key Libya oil facility: military

Benghazi, Jan 4: The Islamic State jihadist group attacked a key oil facility in northern Libya today but were pushed back, an army official said.

The jihadists first launched a suicide car bomb attack on a military checkpoint at the entrance to the town of Al-Sidra near the Ras Lanouf oil facility, said Bashir Boudhfira, a colonel in the army loyal to the internationally recognised government.

'ISIS attacks key Libya oil facility'

The jihadists then clashed with troops guarding the facility but were repulsed, he said, adding that two soldiers had died.


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