Car Bomb Targets Anti-ISIS Task Force in Libya

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March 15, 2015
Misrata, Libya

In a suburb of Misrata, Libya's third largest city and 187km east of Tripoli, a car bomb exploded in front of a camp of faction calling itself the 166 Battalion. According to local sources, one person was killed and several others were wounded. The 166 Battalion has been tasked with fighting ISIS in Sirte, where clashes broke out on Saturday 14 March. Video shows the aftermath of the car bomb which went off late on Sunday night.

Misrata is the power base of the Libya Dawn umbrella group which seized Tripoli in August, forcing the internationally recognized government east to Tobruk.

A group with ties to ISIS also claimed responsibility for several other high profile attacks, including that on the Corinthia Hotel in which six foreigners were killed. They have promised to retaliate with further violence if they continue to be attacked.

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  1. Various of aftermath of car bomb at 166 brigade headquarters in the outskirts Misrata.

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  1. soundbite (Arabic)
    Mahmoud Al-Shawsh, Member of 166 brigade: The incident took place today at 11:30 P.M, one of the bases of 166 battalion was bombed, that led to the death of one of the battalion’s members, and there were many people at the battalion at the time but thank god the causalities were minimum 1 martyr and no other causalities worth mentioning.