Libyan forces take Sirte convention center from Islamic State

By REUTERS
August 10, 2016 20:08

 
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TRIPOLI  - Libyan forces battling to oust Islamic State from Sirte said they had made significant advances on Wednesday, gaining control of a large convention center previously used as a base by the jihadist group.

"Our forces have complete control of the whole of the Ouagadougou (convention) complex - they even advanced some distance beyond the complex," said Rida Issa, a spokesman in the forces' media office. Fighters also captured Sirte's hospital and university complex, he said.

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