Anti-IS forces seize more ground in Libya's Sirte

A member of forces loyal to the Libyan government aims his weapon in Sirte as pro-government forces fight with the Islamic State group on August 14, 2016Fighters of Libya’s unity government, backed by US air strikes, have recaptured more ground from jihadists holed up in the centre of the coastal city of Sirte, loyalist forces said Monday. “Our forces have retaken the internal security building used as a prison by the Islamic State (IS)” group, as well as a courthouse, the Al-Naga district and Dubai Street, the operations centre for fighters loyal to the Government of National Accord (GNA) said. IS sniper positions were “neutralised” in two US air strikes and “our forces destroyed two booby-trapped cars… without loss in our ranks,” it said.

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