Ismail Shukri, the head of intelligence in the city of Misrata
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IS commanders 'take refuge' in Libya

The head of intelligence in the Libyan city of Misrata says several senior commanders from the so-called Islamic State group have moved to Libya where they are taking refuge.

Ismail Shukri told BBC Newsnight that the majority of IS fighters in the city of Sirte are now foreigners - from Tunisia, Egypt, Sudan, Algeria, Iraq and Syria.

"They view Libya as a safe haven," he said.

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