IS sets off 2 car bombs in attempt to take Libyan oil fields

January 4, 2016 11:45 AM

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BENGHAZI, Libya – Libya's local Islamic State affiliate says it has detonated two car bombs at a checkpoint near the country's oil fields and clashed with fighters allied with the internationally recognized government there.

Ali al-Hassi, a spokesman for the forces that control the majority of Libya's oil fields, says six of their fighters were killed in Monday's attacks, along with five IS fighters in the coastal port town of Siddra.

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