Isis militants crucify headless corpses and burn down hospital as battle for Sirte intensifies

Isis militants are reported to have beheaded 12 people and crucified their bodies during the fight for the Libyan city of Sirte.

The Libyan government said that there was a “massacre” going on in the city, with the local Isis affiliate pushing to expand the areas it controls.

The majority of Sirte fell into Isis’s hands at the end of May, but a fierce battle for the eastern distict known as “neighbourhood three” has been raging with local gunmen since Tuesday.

According to the Associated Press, Isis shelled the area, killed a senior cleric and hung the bodies of other prisoners over bridges.

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