Libya Clashes Libyan Troops Battle I.S. Near Misrata

Libyan troops clashed with I.S militants east of the city of Misrata.

According to resources, forces in Western Libya are preparing to advance on the city of Sirte, seized by I.S last year.

Officials said, the fighters based in the city of Misrata would like international logistical support to help retake what has become I.S most important base outside Syria and Iraq, but will not wait for it before launching the operation.

European powers and the United States hope the unity government will be able to unite Libya's rival political groups and armed factions to take on I.S.