18 Government Fighters Killed, 120 Injured in Libya’s Sirte in Battle against ISIS

18 Government Fighters Killed, 120 Injured in Libya’s Sirte in Battle against ISIS
Sun Aug 28, 2016 17:35:39

Eighteen fighters loyal to Libya’s UN-backed unity government were killed and 120 others wounded in clashes Sunday with the Islamic State (ISIS / Daesh / ISIL / IS) group in Sirte, a medical source said.

Libya – Conflict – ISIS – Sirte – Toll

A field hospital for the forces backing the Government of National Accord listed the names of the 18 fighters killed in the coastal city, as loyalist forces pushed into the last areas held by ISIS in Sirte.

The pro-GNA forces are pressing a months-long campaign to retake the city from the terrorists, who overran it in June 2015; AFP reported.

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