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Militants Attack Troops at Libya Army Checkpoint

Militants Attack Troops at Libya Army Checkpoint

Saturday, 18 May, 2019 - 09:30
FILE PHOTO: Libyan National Army (LNA) members head out of Benghazi to reinforce troops advancing towards Tripoli, in Benghazi, Libya, April 7, 2019. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori/File Photo
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Libyan officials said Saturday that militants have killed at least three troops from the Libyan National Army (LNA) in an attack on a checkpoint in a desert town.

An LNA statement said the militants captured four soldiers in the attack at the town of Zallah Saturday, but troops were able to free three of them.

ISIS extremist group claimed the attack.

Zallah is about 750 kilometers southeast of the capital, Tripoli, where Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar's LNA is currently fighting forces backed by the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) to take control of the city.

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