By Ayman Amzein.
Benghazi, 27 February 2016:
The Libya army this evening is reported to have captured ten fighters from the so-called Islamic . . .[restrict]State (IS) who were trying to flee Benghazi. They were caught at the city’s eastern gate in Kuwaifiya.
In nearby Sabri, despite the announcement four days ago that it was now free of militants, there were reports of fighting in some pockets of the district. The main area of clashes during the day, however, continued to be Gwarsha in the south of the city.
The army has meanwhile cautioned residents about returning to Leithi and Buatni. Any suspicious objects should not be touched and if found, the army should be informed immediately so it could deal with them. The warning follows the death yesterday of a Leithi man who had returned to his home in the area after being away for a year and half and who was killed when his bobby-trapped car blew up.
Many people have been returning to Leithi, but the fear of booby traps has kept some from their homes. The army has warned that IS had planted bombs randomly in homes in the areas. For most returnees, though, the biggest problem is the lack of electricity.
Residents have been returning to Buatni too following the army’s “all clear” announcement. Among them was the sister of one of the Libya Herald reporters. She was happy to be home and now felt safe there, she said. [/restrict]