Members of the Special Deterrence Force inspect a car at a checkpoint in Tripoli, Libya March 7, 2016. Picture taken March 7. To match Insight LIBYA-ISLAMICSTATE/ REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny
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Military forces in eastern Libya said ISIS fighters had retreated from long-held positions around the city of Derna Wednesday, and were engaged in clashes with troops to the south.Military spokesman Abdulkarim Sabra said ISIS had retreated from Derna's 400 neighbourhood and al-Fatayeh, 20 km (12 miles) south of the city, and its forces were trying to head towards the militant group's Libyan stronghold of Sirte when they were intercepted.Military forces allied to Libya's eastern government have also been involved in heavy fighting in the city of Benghazi where they have taken several neighbourhoods from fighters loyal to ISIS and other groups.
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