Islamic State says it has blown up two warplanes at seized Libyan base

Reuters , Thursday 11 Jun 2015

Sirte airport
Anti-Qaddafi fighters keep watch near the front entrance to the airport at Sirte (Photo: Reuters)

The militant group Islamic State said on Thursday it had blown up two warplanes at an air base that it had seized near the central Libyan city of Sirte.

The group published pictures on social media that it said showed the two destroyed two military aircraft.

The Islamist rebels fighters seized Sirte's military and civilian airport two weeks ago.

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