Libya is making progress in the battle for Sirte

Libya is making progress in the battle for Sirte

World August 21, 2016 23:39

- Libyan government forces are gaining more control over the coastal city of Sirte, the main stronghold of terrorist organization Islamic State (IS). Sunday, troops captured the main mosque in Sirte and a prison of IS. The fighting came nine soldiers killed and 85 wounded.

Since May, government troops managed to reduce the extremists, but parts of the city are still in the hands of IS. USA perform since August 1 air strikes on IS in Sirte.

The air strikes were staged from Thursday. That the advance of government forces accelerated. Until now there was little progress in the resumption of Sirte. Suicide bombings, snipers and explosions of mines hampered the operation.
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