Derna Shura Council fighters thwarted an assault by IS militants in Al-Heela front line in eastern Derna Saturday dawn, a source from the council has reported.

The source said that Derna Shura Council fighters used heavy and medium weapons to foil IS militants’ attack as they ventured to advance using a group of infantry soldiers backed up by some heavy vehicles, two of which were damaged by the Derna Shura Council fighters, who also killed a number of the militants by a land mine, according to the source.

Similarly, the source added that one of the IS militants surrendered and turned himself in to the Derna Shura Council Friday after fighting against it in 400 front line.