Libya: Former minster, 13 others killed in govt. forces/Daech fight in Sirte

Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – A former Libyan minister and prominent lawyer, Abdelrahman al-Kiste, was killed on Wednesday night, along with 13 others, when forces of the national unity government clashed with Daech elements in Sirte, 450 kilometres east of the capital, Tripoli, according to military sources on Thursday.

The sources said that the fierce fighting also resulted in injuries to 95 government troops.

The sources said that Abdelrahman al-Kiste was taking part in the fighting in southern Sirte, together with the governmental forces and within the framework of the operation "Armoured architecture" meant to liberate the city from Daech forces.

Abdelrahman al-Kiste was a minister in the transitional government led by Abdelrahim al-Kib in 2012, in charge of the ministry of the Injured, Families of martyrs.

The director of the information, education and health sensitisation office at the central hospital of Misrata, Abdelaziz Issa, said that the injuries were not serious, saying that most of them would be treated and discharged shortly.
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09 june 2016 13:47:55

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