Libya: Security forces take IS-held territory along oil-rich coastline

A special unit in charge of protecting oil terminals in Libya called Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG), released footage of its forces conducting a major operation against militants of the so-called Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) on Tuesday.

The PFG spokesperson Ali al-Hassi stated that fighters had managed to establish full control over the town of Nawfiliyah without suffering casualties, while on Monday five PFG fighters had been killed and at least 18 others had been wounded during the liberation of the town of Ben Jawad.

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