by Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli and Benghazi, 13 June 2015:
As sporadic shooting was reported in Derna this evening, sources were saying that . . .[restrict]some 25 people had died in today’s fighting. Beside the three suicide bombings, it now appears that at least one car-bomb was detonated in the town centre.
Video posted on social media shows shattered shop fronts around a junction where a car bomb exploded. Another posting shows the grisly remains of a man said to have been one of the IS suicide bombers.
Meanwhile, outside of the town, the Libyan Army claimed that it has been advancing on the IS-held Ras Al-Hilal, 45 kilometres to the west. Colonel Faraj Barasi recently appointed to head the army’s operations in Jebel Akhdar by HoR President Ageela Saleh Gwaider said that his men had taken positions from IS outside the town and were ready to attack Ras Al-Hilal itself.
There have as yet been no social media messages from IS denying their apparently serious setbacks in Derna nor mourning the deaths of any commanders and men.