Eight members of the Islamist militant group Libya Dawn were killed on Sunday in clashes against the national army near Zawiya city, according to military sources.

An officer from Libya Dawn said that their fighters were killed during the crossfire with Zintan militias and tribal forces, which have joined the national army in the recent campaigns.

“Their forces tried to penetrate through Zawiya, but we managed to stop them and destroy a number of their vehicles. We also killed a large number of their forces,” the officer said on condition of anonymity. […]