The Air Force of the General Staff of the GNC said its MiG warplanes launched airstrikes against IS convoys east of Ben Jawad town on Monday, shortly after IS militants' attack to capture Sidra oil port.

Ajdabia Municipality confirmed the airstrikes saying they helped keep IS fighters away from their target.

The IS attack started early in the morning with a suicide attack on the first Sidra gate, followed by exchange of heavy fire between the attackers and Ibrahim Jodran groups, which control the oil crescent region.

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