By Ajnadin Mustafa.
Tripoli, 19 May 2016:
The Libya National Army says that it believes that IS may be seeking to regroup in Sabratha from which it was apparently ousted by local militias following the US airstrikes on the town in February. Until that time, the local IS presence had frequently been denied.
LNA spokesman Ahmed Mismari said today in Benghazi that the Western Operations Room had acquired intelligence that IS terrorists were moving back into Sabratha.
It was thought they might be planning to target army units in the west, which are commanded by colonel Idris Madi. Mismari provided no further details.
He also said that the army had yet to make contact with IS forces to the east of Sirte. He added however that it was believed that IS vehicles had been pulling back toward the town. [/restrict]