Anti-IS forces retake central area in Libya's Sirte

A member of forces loyal to the Libyan government aims his weapon in al-Zaafaran neighbourhood as pro-government forces fight with the Islamic State group on August 14, 2016Libyan pro-government forces said they seized control Tuesday of a central district of Sirte as they advanced against the last pockets of Islamic State group resistance in the coastal city. Backed by tanks and mortar fire, forces loyal to Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) retook “District Two” of central Sirte, military officials said. “District Two has been liberated,” Reda Issa, a spokesman for the pro-government forces, told AFP.

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