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Libya: Militias capture IS ammo facility during Sirte offensive - reports00:59

Libya: Militias capture IS ammo facility during Sirte offensive - reports

Libya, Sirte
June 14, 2016 at 14:33 GMT +00:00 · Published

Misrata militias loyal to Libya's new Government of National Accord (GNA) captured an ammunition storage facility reportedly belonging to the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) during their offensive against the militant group in the Libyan city of Sirte, Tuesday.

Forces allied with Libya's GNA have made significant gains in the past week as they push forward to eject the militant group from the coastal city.

IS have been present in Sirte since February 2015. Pro-GNA forces entered the city last week and managed to retake the port before making advances on residential areas in the east. Although many civilians have fled the city, officials believe there are still some 30,000 remaining.

Libya: Militias capture IS ammo facility during Sirte offensive - reports00:59
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Misrata militias loyal to Libya's new Government of National Accord (GNA) captured an ammunition storage facility reportedly belonging to the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) during their offensive against the militant group in the Libyan city of Sirte, Tuesday.

Forces allied with Libya's GNA have made significant gains in the past week as they push forward to eject the militant group from the coastal city.

IS have been present in Sirte since February 2015. Pro-GNA forces entered the city last week and managed to retake the port before making advances on residential areas in the east. Although many civilians have fled the city, officials believe there are still some 30,000 remaining.

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