TRIPOLI, Feb. 4 (Xinhua) -- Clashes between the eastern-based army and militants in Libya's eastern city of Derna on Monday killed 6 soldiers and injured 10 others, a military source said.
"Heavy clashes have been going on since yesterday in the remaining pocket of the terrorist groups in al-Maghar neighborhood and the old town in central Darna," the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
According to the source, the clashes on Monday are the heaviest in months, causing great losses to the terrorists.
"Their bodies are scattered all over the place" and the remaining terrorists are nearly eliminated, the source said.
The army announced two weeks ago that it killed two of the most dangerous terrorists in an operation in Derna.
The army, led by Gen. Khalifa Haftar, is allied with the eastern-based government, as the country is politically divided between two governments in the east and the west, both competing for legitimacy.