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Libya: Pro-GNA forces clear IS militants from Sirte's Giza district *GRAPHIC*01:43

Libya: Pro-GNA forces clear IS militants from Sirte's Giza district *GRAPHIC*

Libya, Sirte
November 23, 2016 at 18:52 GMT -00:00 · Published

Forces loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), continued to fight Islamic State (formerly ISIS, ISIL), in Sirte on Tuesday.

The troops advanced towards the city's Giza district, seizing control over a numerous barricaded houses in the area.

The UN has estimated that 90,000 people have fled Sirte since it was taken over by IS forces a year ago. The final push to reclaim Sirte is the culmination of a five month campaign involving GNA and allied groups.

Libya: Pro-GNA forces clear IS militants from Sirte's Giza district *GRAPHIC*01:43
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Forces loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), continued to fight Islamic State (formerly ISIS, ISIL), in Sirte on Tuesday.

The troops advanced towards the city's Giza district, seizing control over a numerous barricaded houses in the area.

The UN has estimated that 90,000 people have fled Sirte since it was taken over by IS forces a year ago. The final push to reclaim Sirte is the culmination of a five month campaign involving GNA and allied groups.

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