Libyan forces say foil Islamic State car bombings in Sirte

By REUTERS
September 22, 2016 20:38

SIRTE, Libya - Libyan forces said they foiled three attempted car bombings in renewed heavy fighting against Islamic State holdouts in the group's former stronghold of Sirte on Thursday.

Forces led by brigades from the western city of Misrata and supported since Aug. 1 by US air strikes have surrounded militants in a gradually shrinking residential area in central Sirte after a four-month campaign.

At least eight of the Misrata-led forces' fighters were killed on Thursday, according to field hospital figures. The forces said they had recovered the bodies of 10 Islamic State militants.


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