Libya oil guard says second town captured from Islamic State
The national flag flutters as Libyan security gather in the capital Tripoli - AFP/Mahmud Turika

BENGHAZI, Libya: A force that controls oil terminals in eastern Libya said on Tuesday it had gained further ground against Islamic State, taking a second town in as many days east of the militant group’s stronghold o f Sirte.

The Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) is in full control of Nawfiliyah, about 130 km (80 miles) east of Sirte, and has not suffered any losses, spokesman Ali al-Hassi said. The PFG captured the nearby town of Ben Jawad on Monday after clashes that left five of its fighters dead.


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