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Libya: Islamic State Beheads 12 As Battle For Sirte Continues

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Islamic State extremists have beheaded 12 people and hung them on crosses during a battle for the coastal Libyan city of Sirte, AFP reported on Saturday.

According to Libya’s national news agency LANA, the 12 victims were local gunmen who had been battling Daesh militants in a district known as “neighborhood three”.

The agency also reported the extremists had executed another 22 Sirte residents, all of whom had taken up arms against the group as they lay wounded in a city hospital, AFP reported.

LANA said the extremists also set the hospital on fire.

Daesh has been battling for control of Sirte since Tuesday after the group assassinated an influential imam from the al-Farjan tribe, AFP reported.

Libya’s ambassador to France, Chibani Abuhamoud, told AFP Friday that fighting in Sirte had left between 150 and 200 dead.

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