The Address | Benghazi – Libya
LIBYA – A lawmaker says suspected Islamic State militants attacked a small town in central Libya, killing at least three people, including the mayor.
Ismail al-Sharif said on Tuesday the attack happened overnight. He says the militants torched several houses in the town of al-Fuqaha, south of the coastal city of Sirte, a former IS bastion. IS had also attacked the town in October.
Resident Rabie al-Zidani says the mayor and two other security officials were beheaded in al-Fuqaha.