Libyan Militia Says It Arrested IS Leader in Country's West

February 25, 2016 8:53 AM

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BENGHAZI, Libya — A Libyan militia loyal to the Islamist-backed government in Tripoli says it arrested the leader of the Islamic State branch for a western city bombed by U.S. forces last week.

The Special Deterrent Force says in a Facebook post Thursday that it detained the city of Sabratha's IS leader named Mohammed Saad al-Tajouri and killed dozens of IS members in a gunbattle. Al-Tajouri was also known as Abu Sulieman.

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