By Libya Herald reporters.
Tripoli, 5 June 2016:
A top Misratan commander was shot and killed today by a sniper. Omar Al-Hassan of . . .[restrict]the 166 Brigade was hit by a single shot in what appears to have been an IS ambush to the south of Sirte .
Hassan’s brigade, backed by newly-arrived forces from Jufra overran the “Saad katiba” camp at Bohadi.
Hassan was one of at least two fighters to be killed today in the Bunyan Marsous operation against IS. Misrata Central Hospital reported it had received 20 wounded in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile it is being reported that hundreds of families in Sirte itself have been sending pleas for help. They said that the town was being “strangled” by IS. This apparently referred to preparations the terrorists are making to withstand an assault.
It maybe however that some IS people are seeking to escape the town by heading south. It was being claimed today that six Sudanese, suspected of being IS members, had been arrested in Hun. [/restrict]