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Libya Pro-Government Forces Say Attacking Last ISIS Bastion in Sirte

Libya Pro-Government Forces Say Attacking Last ISIS Bastion in Sirte
Sat Sep 3, 2016 16:55:38

Forces loyal to Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) said Saturday they have launched a new attack on diehards of the Islamic State (ISIS / Daesh / ISIL / IS) group in the coastal city of Sirte.

“We are attacking the last Daesh positions in district three,” a GNA fighter told AFP, using an Arabic acronym for ISIS. The GNA forces media center confirmed on Facebook that the attack had begun.

“Our forces are advancing inside the areas where Daesh is, in district three, and so far have taken control of” two banks and a hotel, the media center said.

One pro-government fighter had been killed, the Misrata hospital’s Facebook page said.

An AFP journalist saw ambulances leaving Sirte — hometown of dead dictator Moamer Kadhafi — for Misrata to the west; AFP reported.

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