VIDEO: Pro-Government Forces in Libya Fight with ISIL in Sirte

Wed Oct 12, 2016 21:47:31

Pro-government forces have trapped ISIL members in an area along the coast in Libyan city of Sirte, inflicting heavy losses on them.

Pro-government forces in Libya claim to have the last of the Islamic State (Daesh/ISIS/IS/ISIL) fighters trapped in an area along the coast. Months into their fight against the last handful of strongholds that ISIL has in the Libyan city of Sirte, the UN-backed unity government force says it's continuing to make progress; AP reported.

However they are encountering fierce resistance in a small part of the city and are being hampered by ISIL sniper fire.

Pro-government fighter Ismail Mohamed told AP that his forces were attempting to mop up IS snipers holed up in a section of the city known as the 602 residential area.


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