At least 28 Libyan troops killed in Sirte battle against Islamic State

August 28, 2016 21:01

At least 28 Libyan fighters were killed and more than 180 wounded on Sunday as they advanced on the final Islamic State militant holdouts in the coastal city of Sirte, according to a hospital casualty list.

Forces aligned with Libya's U.N.-backed government, supported since Aug. 1 by U.S. air strikes, have pushed militants back into a small residential area in central Sirte during a three month campaign. Heavy fighting resumed on Sunday after a one-week lull.

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