By Libya Herald reporters.
Tripoli/Derna. 25 September 2015:
The Mujahideen Shoura Council in Derna yesterday allowed families to visit IS prisoners for Eid. . . .[restrict]It is also reported that they gave the more than 200 men being held in the former police academy at the west entrance to the town a number of sheep to sacrifice for the festival.
Meanwhile, however, IS forces have been losing ground in the Fataieh area southeast of the town following a military deal last week between the mujahideen and three brigades that are part of the Libyan National Army (LNA). In the past two days, the mujahideen say they have taken Al-Sretti hill overlooking Fataieh and that IS have been forced to quit the “Workshops Street” in the area.
The three units are Brigade 71 coastguard unit under the command of Major Muftah Omar Hamza, the Ali Hassan Al-Jabar Brigade under the command of Colonel Mohamed Bughafir, and forces from Bomba Gulf air and naval base between Derna and Tobruk.
Despite denials by both the LNA and the mujahideen of any collaboration in the fight against IS, there has been persistent reports of covert cooperation, with LNA aircraft bombing IS positions in Fataieh. The airstrikes are now said to have lessened although last night a drone was reported to have crashed in an area of Fataieh still controlled by IS. It is believed to have been the result of an accident rather than being shot down. It is not known to whom the unmanned aircraft belonged. [/restrict]