luni, 29 august 2016


Heavy fighting has resumed in Libya's battle for ISIS-held Sirte
At least 34 Libyan fighters were killed and more than 180 wounded on Sunday as they closed in on the last Islamic State (ISIS) militant holdouts in the coastal city of Sirte, according to field hospitals. 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 in a three-month-old campaign. Heavy fighting resumed on Sunday after a one-week lull. The Libyan brigades, mostly from the city of Misrata, say they are close to victory in Sirte, but they have struggled to defend themselves against suicide bombings, sniper fire and landmines. On Sunday several brigades stationed close to Sirte's Read More

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