Islamic State militants kill 10 pro-Tripoli fighters in central Libya

March 18, 2015 4:36 PM

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Islamic State militants kill 10 pro-Tripoli fighters in central Libya

TRIPOLI/MISRATA, Libya (Reuters) - Ten fighters loyal to the self-proclaimed government that controls Tripoli were killed by Islamic State militants in central Libya on Wednesday, officials said.

Libyan hardline Islamists who have allied themselves to the Islamic State group that have surged to prominence in Iraq and Syria had until recently been mostly active in the east, where the internationally recognized government is now based.

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