Libyan Forces Claim Capture Of District In Sirte From ISIL

Libyan forces say they have taken control of one of the last districts in central Sirte occupied by Islamic State fighters. After the Forces secured key sites south of central Sirte last week, fighting moved into neighbourhood Number 2, which the brigades say they had now captured. The pro-government of national unity forces are three months into a campaign to oust ISIL from their former North African stronghold and have captured most of the coastal city. Since Aug. 1 their progress has been aided by U.S. air strikes that have targeted Islamic State vehicles, weapons and fighting positions. U.S. Africa Command said it had carried out a total of 48 strikes as of Wednesday.
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