A file picture taken on March 27, 2011 shows an F16 fighter jets landing at Decimomannu airport near Cagliari on the Italian island of Sardinia. AFP/PHOTO ANGELO CUCCA
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Military forces loyal to Libya's eastern government said Thursday they had carried out airstrikes overnight against militants in Derna after Daesh (ISIS) retreated from positions close to the city.Fighters from Daesh controlled the city until the Shura Council forces pushed them out last June.The military and the Shura Council both claimed credit for Wednesday's withdrawal of Daesh from positions in Derna's "district 400" and Al-Fatayeh to the south.Five Shura Council fighters and six civilians were killed by mines after entering Al-Fatayeh, he said.The military loyal to the eastern government has been making advances on the ground in Benghazi, Libya's second largest city, which is on the coast about 250 kilometers west of Derna.
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