VIDEO: Libya Government Forces Clash with Islamic State Terrorists in Sirte

Sun Aug 14, 2016 13:45:48

US-backed forces in Libya on Saturday continued to fight the Islamic State (ISIS / Daesh / ISIL / IS) group for their last bastion in the city of Sirte.

Sirte was seized by a powerful ISIS affiliate last year and was once seen as a fall-back option for the group if it were ever defeated in Iraq and Syria.

But Libyan forces launched an offensive to retake Sirte in June and earlier this week captured a number of strategic locations with the aid of US airstrikes.

Officials say the city is now 70 per cent liberated.

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