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Libya: Libyan military launches assault on final IS enclave in Sirte - officials01:37

Libya: Libyan military launches assault on final IS enclave in Sirte - officials

Libya, Sirte
October 10, 2016 at 15:21 GMT -00:00 · Published

Forces aligned with the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) continued to advance into the final district of Sirte controlled by the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL), Monday, according to GNA officials and media reports.

Armoured fighting vehicles, as well as infantry and tanks were seen moving into position in the eastern areas of the strategic coastal city. However improvised explosive devices and snipers limited the advance of the GNA and allied groups, including the Bonyan Marsous fighters, as they sought to take control of the area building by building.

The battle for control of the area had raged throughout the weekend as the GNA and its allies sought to press home their advantage following five months of fighting backed by US air support.

Libya: Libyan military launches assault on final IS enclave in Sirte - officials01:37
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Forces aligned with the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) continued to advance into the final district of Sirte controlled by the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL), Monday, according to GNA officials and media reports.

Armoured fighting vehicles, as well as infantry and tanks were seen moving into position in the eastern areas of the strategic coastal city. However improvised explosive devices and snipers limited the advance of the GNA and allied groups, including the Bonyan Marsous fighters, as they sought to take control of the area building by building.

The battle for control of the area had raged throughout the weekend as the GNA and its allies sought to press home their advantage following five months of fighting backed by US air support.

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