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High Toll as Libyan Fighters Close In on Daesh in Sirte

SIRTE, Libya, Aug 29 – At least 34 Libyan fighters were killed and more than 180 wounded on Sunday as they closed in on the last Daesh militant holdouts in the coastal city of Sirte, according to a field hospital. Forces aligned with Libya’s U.N.-backed government, supported since Aug. 1 by U.S. air strikes, have

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