In this picture taken Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, A Libyan army soldier looks at damages with Arabic that reads, "soon, the Islamic State will be in Libya," in Benghazi. (AP Photo/Mohammed el-Shaiky)
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Military forces loyal to Libya's eastern government said Thursday they had carried out air strikes overnight against Islamist fighters in Derna after ISIS militants retreated from positions close to the city.Derna has been the site of a three-way conflict between the forces loyal to the eastern government, an Islamist grouping known as the Derna Mujaheddin Shura Council and Islamic State militants. Fighters from ISIS had controlled the city until the Shura Council forces pushed them out last June. The military and the Shura Council both claimed credit for the withdrawal of ISIS Wednesday from positions in Derna's 'district 400' and al-Fatayeh to the south of the city.
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