Battlefield VIDEO: Libyan Army Captured over 90 Percent of Sirte Town from ISIS

Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:51:07

Forces loyal to Libya Unity Government say they have made further progress in their fight against so-called Islamic State terror group (ISIS, ISIL, IS and Daesh) terrorists in Sirte.

With the help of US airstrikes, fighters claimed to have secured more than 90 percent of the city so far, and are now attacking the ISIS group's last remaining positions in the coastal city, Reuters reports.

Sirte has seen intense fighting in the last few months between government forces and ISIS fighters, who gained a foothold in the country following the power struggle and security vacuum left in the wake of the downfall of Moammar Gadhafi's regime in 2011.

The Libyan forces, mostly from the adjacent city of Misrata, support a United Nations-brokered government based in Tripoli.

Efforts to bring unity to the deeply divided North African country were dealt a major blow last month when the Tobruk parliament voted "no confidence" in the UN-backed government based in the capital, Tripoli.


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