Isis 'forced out' of key Libyan city of Derna

Isis 'forced out' of key Libyan city of Derna

Militants from so-called (Isis) have been pushed out of the key eastern city of Derna, a rival Islamist group has said.

"Isis have all left Derna - they have no presence here anymore", Hafeth al-Dabaa, a spokesman for Derna Mujahideen Shura Council (DMSC), told.

The al-Qaeda linked DMSC is an umbrella group for local militias.

Derna has seen a three-way conflict between Isis, DMSC and forces loyal to Libya's eastern government.

Since 2014, Libya has had two competing governments - one in the capital Tripoli, and another in the eastern city of Tobruk.

A new UN-brokered unity government is trying to restore peace in the country, which has been ravaged by conflict since the fall of Col Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.