May 31, 2016 / 12:05 PM / 2 years ago

Libya oil guard says second town captured from Islamic State

BENGHAZI, Libya, May 31 (Reuters) - A force that controls oil terminals in eastern Libya said on Tuesday it had gained further ground against Islamic State, taking a second town in as many days east of the militant group’s stronghold o f Sirte.

The Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) is in full control of Nawfiliyah, about 130 km (80 miles) east of Sirte, and has not suffered any losses, spokesman Ali al-Hassi said. The PFG captured the nearby town of Ben Jawad on Monday after clashes that left five of its fighters dead. (Reporting by Ayman al-Warfalli; Writing by Aidan Lewis; editing by Ralph Boulton)

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