TRIPOLI, Five Libyan soldiers were killed and several more injured Monday in a fight against extremist groups in the eastern city of Darna, a military source said.
"The army troops made great progress and took control of Al-Fata'eh area, before retreating for fear of landmines planted in byways," the source told Xinhua later on Monday.
"The casualties of the terrorists cannot be counted, but they did suffer great loss after our forces laid heavy fire on their sites," the source added.
On Thursday, four army soldiers were killed and six others injured during clashes with extremists in Darna, with terrorists suffering great casualties, according to a military source.
Since 2015, the Libyan army has besieged Darna, demanding that the Shura Council of the Mujahideen in Darna, a coalition of Islamist militias seeking to implement Sharia law in the city, leave. The army accuses the armed group of being loyal to al-Qaida.
Source: Nam News Network