Libyan forces push into last IS-held areas of Sirte

Members of forces loyal to Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord fire at enemy positions on August 28, 2016 in the coastal city of SirteForces loyal to Libya’s UN-backed unity government on Sunday pushed into the last areas of Sirte held by the Islamic State group in what was the jihadists’ coastal stronghold. The battle for the hometown of Libya’s slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi was launched more than three months ago by forces loyal to the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord. Earlier this month, the pro-GNA forces seized the jihadists’ headquarters in Sirte, pinning them down in a small downtown area near the sea.

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