Islamic State militants have seized control of a power plant, west of the Libyan city of Sirte, according to a statement by the Libyan military.
Islamic State militants have seized a power plant west of the Libyan city of Sirte, the group and a military source said on Tuesday.
“The plant … was taken,” Islamic State said in a message on social media. “Now the city of Sirte has been freed completely.”
Forces loyal to the self-declared government that controls the Libyan capital Tripoli pulled out of Sirte after Islamic State attacked the plant. Three soldiers were killed in the attack, the military source said.