Libyan forces advance on Islamic State in Sirte but pay deadly toll

Jun 22, 2016

Libyan forces advance on Islamic State in Sirte but pay deadly toll

Forces aligned with Libya’s unity government said they had made significant gains in residential districts of Sirte on Tuesday as they battle to oust Islamic State from its coastal stronghold. Rida Issa, a spokesman for the government-backed brigades, said they were securing the “700” ...

Jun 12, 2016

Libyan forces brace for sniper fire from Islamic State fighters in Sirte

A spokesman for militias loyal to Libya’s U.N.-brokered government say Islamic State militants have barricaded themselves in the center of their stronghold in the coastal city of Sirte, hoping to draw their attackers into a protracted street battle. Brig. Gen. Mohammed al-Ghasri said Sunday ...