Libyan forces push to liberate Sirte from Islamic State

By REUTERS
November 23, 2016 00:44

 
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Libyan forces said they pushed forward on Tuesday into the last sliver of territory held by Islamic State in its former North African stronghold of Sirte, seizing a number of barricaded houses.

Hours before the push, the forces published video online showing one of their fighters shouting out messages through a loud hailer urging women and children to leave the area and promising them safe passage.

Backed by U.S. air strikes, brigades dominated by fighters from the city of Misrata have been edging forward against militants trapped in an area a few hundred meters wide next to Sirte's Mediterranean coast.

"The Islamic State gangs are trying desperately to resist up until their last breath," said Rida Issa, a spokesman for the forces.

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