ISIS seizes Sirte power plant in western Libya

Forces loyal to the self-declared government in Tripoli Tuesday relinquished to ISIS the power plant west of the Libyan city of Sirte (Sidra), which supplies electricity to the central and western parts of the country, according to a military sources and an ISIS message. Three soldiers were killed in the attack. Earlier this year, the Islamists exploited the chaos in Libya to overrun most of Muammar Qaddafi’s home town, massacre Egyptian and Ethiopian Christians, and seize oil fields in the West. Libya's internationally recognized government has been working out of the eastern town of Benghazi with the support of Egypt and other Arab allies.

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