Al-Ghasri: 2500 IS radicals were killed in Sirte battle

Al-Ghasri: 2500 IS radicals were killed in Sirte battle

December 18, 2016 - 21:05
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The spokesman for Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos, Mohammed Al-Ghasri, said the number of IS militants who were killed in the battle of liberating Sirte reached 2500, adding that investigation with the IS captives is still underway.

Al-Ghasri’s statement was made on Sunday in a joint presser with the Health Minister-designate of the UN-proposed government, Omar Bashir and the head of the medical team that was formed by Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos operations chamber, Ahmed Haman.

Answering a question about the long time the forces took to declare the liberation of Sirte, Al-Ghasri said Jiza neighborhood was the last hideout for the militants and all the commanders of the frontlines agreed to get the civilians out of it despite the criminality of some women who were disregardful of the fighter’s trust in them by blowing themselves up while being rescued.

“We have rescued more than 100 children and women and they are now at Misrata Central Hospital receiving medical care after being exhausted by war and hunger.” He remarked.

He also called on the Ministry of Health and the relevant authorities to take care of the wounded so that they continue to send them for treatment abroad or pursue their treatment inside Libya, adding that they should take care also of the fighters who had their limbs amputated as well as the families of the killed fighters.

The journalist, Abdellateef Shanbira, said a group of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos forces carried out Saturday a combing through campaign included southern Sirte districts as well as a number of valleys and towns on the fringes of Sirte, saying it had busted some dubious trucks along with the drivers near Al-Namous valley and another person who had a gun and ammunition on him. He added that the combing through campaign is still ongoing for the second day in a row in southern Sirte.