VIDEO: Dramatic Aftermath of ISIS Suicide Bombing in Libya’s Sirte

Wed Aug 17, 2016 17:45:18

A suicide car attack carried out by the Islamic State (ISIS / Daesh / ISIL) terrorist group on Tuesday in Sirte left five people dead and injured more than 30 pro-government fighters.

The attack took place in residential area no. 2, which has seen intense fighting over the past few days.

The area is the last ISIS stronghold in the city.

Meanwhile, Al Bunyan Al Marsoos forces, with the aid of US airstrikes, were advancing towards the center of the city on Tuesday, securing about 70 percent of what was once under ISIS control.

Sirte is the Islamic State (ISIS / Daesh / ISIL) terrorist group’s last remaining stronghold in the country, and Libyan troops along with US airstrikes have been forcing the militants into ever-smaller bits of territory there.

In a statement on Tuesday, US Africa Command said it had conducted strikes in the coastal city of Sirte “at the request of, and in coordination with” Libya’s United Nations-backed government.

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