Spokesperson for the Joint Military Room, formed by the Presidential Council of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA), General Mohammed Al-Ghasri, said forces of the Misrata Joint Operations Chamber are advancing against the Islamic State.
|The forces were reported to be advancing toward Abugrein after they had foiled an attack by the Islamic State on the Al-Saddadah district early on Thursday morning. Al-Ghasri claimed that the forces were now at the entrance to the Aubgrein district. He said: “We have managed to defeat IS militants in Al-Saddadah district and Abugrein preserve in eastern Al-Saddadah bridge.” He also claimed that artillery forces were able to shell an IS car suicide bomber and set it on fire before it reached the check point which was its target. Air Force warplanes have carried out air strikes on locations barricaded by IS miltants in Abugrein and also the nearby towns of Bushanaf and Al-Gaddahiya.|