Saturday, June 11, 2016

#Libya - forces claim port in Islamic State militant stronghold of Sirte: euronews (in English

Published on 11 Jun 2016
Troops aligned with Libya's unity government claim to have seized control of the port of Sirte, a key stronghold of Islamic State militants.

After launching a counter attack last month brigades, largely made up of fighters from Misrata, have this week advanced to the perimeter of Sirte's city centre and have pushed the militant group back along the coastal road between the two cities.

The brigades have advanced more swiftly than many expected, although their progress has been hampered by suici…

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