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Libyan Forces Say They Capture Mosque, Prison from Daesh in Sirte

TRIPOLI, Aug 22 – Libyan forces renewed their push to oust Daesh from its former North African stronghold of Sirte on Sunday, saying they had seized the city’s main mosque and a jail run by the militants’ morality police. The forces, mainly brigades from the city of Misrata, say they are close to capturing Sirte after

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Sirte Battle Risks Widening Libya Political Splits

By Patrick Markey SIRTE, Libya, July 11 – When Western officials cajoled Libya’s warring factions to support a unity government this year, they said it was a chance for the rival armed brigades to unite against the common enemy, Daesh. Libyan forces may be close to winning the battle for the militant group’s stronghold in

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Libyan Brigades Capture Air Base from Daesh South of Sirte: Spokesman

TRIPOLI, June 5 – Brigades aligned with Libya’s U.N.-backed government said on Saturday they had captured Ghardabiya air base from Daesh to the south of the militant group’s stronghold of Sirte. Spokesman Mohamed al-Gasri said the capture of the base, about 20 km (12 miles) from the centre of Sirte, was strategically significant since it cut

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