Dec 21, 2016

U.S. forces wrap up operations against Islamic State in Sirte

The U.S. military has officially ended operations in a former Islamic State bastion in Libya, officials announced Tuesday. The Pentagon had launched Operation Odyssey Lightning to help local forces push the jihadists from the coastal city of Sirte on Aug. 1. “In partnership with ...

IS making 'last stand' in Libyan city: Pentagon

Dec 2, 2016

IS making 'last stand' in Libyan city: Pentagon

Islamic State group jihadis are making a “last stand” in their former Libyan stronghold of Sirte, where they now control only around two blocks, the Pentagon said Thursday. The IS group had held all of the Mediterranean port city as recently as early this ...