|ISIS fighters train at a camp in Benghazi, Libya, May 2015. |
Media Office Wilayat Barqa/Islamic State group. (ibtimes)
Hillary & Obama's ISIS Libya
- A "crazy" Blogger like me might think the Democrats want ISIS to spread all over the Middle East and Africa. Bit it would be wrong to say that, so I won't.
|Islamic State’s official Libyan branches announced that its |
fighters have captured a power plant on the coast.
|ISIS in Libya, Africa|
ISIS militants drive in procession through the northeastern Libyan city of Sirte, in a video released by the group on Feb. 19, 2015.
(CBS News) - Militants purportedly from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria attacked an oil field near Libya's central coast, prompting a counterattack by the country's Islamist-backed government that included airstrikes, an official said.
The militants swept down from the city of Sirte to attack the al-Dhahra oil field, trading fire with guards and blowing up residential and administrative buildings before retreating, said Mashallah al-Zewi, the oil minister in the Tripoli-based government.
"They surrounded the site from three different directions, and when guards ran out of ammunition, they stormed the place, looted everything and then bombed the buildings, leaving them in ruins," he said.
All employees and workers, including foreigners, were safely evacuated, he said.
|Sick but true.|