IS launches wave of suicide attacks on Libya forces

A pro-government fighter fires a rocket-propelled grenade launcher towards Islamic State group positions in Sirte on August 16, 2016Islamic State group jihadists in Libya have carried out nine suicide bombings in one day in a failed bid to hold a central district of Sirte, pro-government forces said Wednesday. The attacks on Tuesday in the coastal city left nine pro-government fighters dead and 82 wounded, said Reda Issa, a spokesman for forces allied with the unity government.

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