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Sirte battle: 12 Libyans beheaded by ISIS

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Johannesburg, Aug 16 : Islamic State group jihadists have beheaded 12 Libyans and hung them on crosses during a battle for the coastal city of Sirte, it has been reported.

As per sources, the 12 people beheaded were local gunmen who had been battling IS in eastern Sirte district known as “neighbourhood three,” News24.com reported.

It was further reported that IS militants also executed 22 other Sirte residents, who had taken up arms against the group and later set the hospital on fire, in which the injured were admitted.

The fight over Sirte has been raging since Tuesday, with one Libyan diplomat warning of a massacre in the city. (ANI)