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Libya: GNA forces make gains in Sirte as battle against IS continues01:12

Libya: GNA forces make gains in Sirte as battle against IS continues

Libya, Sirte
August 17, 2016 at 01:36 GMT -00:00 · Published

Forces aligned to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in Libya reportedly made gains in Sirte, Tuesday, as they continue to battle the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL).

Government forces began their campaign to capture Sirte in May. The US Air Force has reportedly conducted around 40 strikes on IS positions in support of the government troops since the start of August.

IS militants still control several residential areas of the city though the recent capture of the city’s alleged IS headquarters represents an advance in the GNA’s mission against the militant group.

Libya: GNA forces make gains in Sirte as battle against IS continues01:12
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Forces aligned to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in Libya reportedly made gains in Sirte, Tuesday, as they continue to battle the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL).

Government forces began their campaign to capture Sirte in May. The US Air Force has reportedly conducted around 40 strikes on IS positions in support of the government troops since the start of August.

IS militants still control several residential areas of the city though the recent capture of the city’s alleged IS headquarters represents an advance in the GNA’s mission against the militant group.

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