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With fall of Sirte, IS down but not out in Libya

Tripoli - The fall of Sirte to pro-government forces is a significant setback for the Islamic State group in Libya, but will not spell the end of the jihadists in the strife-torn country, experts say.

IS cornered but undefeated 6 months into Libya battle

Tripoli - After a swift initial thrust into the Islamic State group's bastion in Libya, six months on unity government forces still face dogged resistance from jihadist holdouts cornered in the Mediterranean city of Sirte.

Libya forces 'free 13 foreigners from IS'

Tripoli - Forces loyal to Libya's unity government on Saturday freed 13 foreigners held by the Islamic State group in its former coastal bastion of Sirte, the forces said.

Rebuilt once, Kadhafi's home town lies in ruins again

Sert - The Islamic State group's beleaguered Libyan stronghold of Sirte has been devastated by months of fighting, the second time in five years it has been wrecked.Tanks roar through rubble-strewn streets while explosions and gunfire rock gutted buildings.

14 dead as pro-govt fighters squeeze IS in Libya's Sirte

Sert - At least 14 pro-government fighters were killed on Friday in clashes with the Islamic State group in the jihadists' former Libya bastion of Sirte, a medical source said.

'19 dead' in clashes with IS in Libya's Sirte

Tripoli - Ten jihadists and nine pro-government fighters died in clashes Thursday around the last positions of the Islamic State group in the Libyan coastal city of Sirte, medical and military sources said.

Libya pro-govt forces attack last IS bastion in Sirte

Sert - Forces loyal to Libya's Government of National Accord said they launched a new attack Saturday on diehards of the Islamic State group in the coastal city of Sirte.

Almost all of Sirte now cleared of ISIS fighters in Libya

Surt - The forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos (Solid Structure or BAM) are engaged in a final advance to clear out the last remaining fighters of the Islamic State (IS) or Daesh from their former stronghold of Sirte.

U.S airstrikes appear to be extending beyond Libyan city of Sirte

Surt - Apparently, the United States has extended its bombing campaign in Libya which until now has been confined to attacks on the last remaining Islamic State (IS) fighters in the city of Sirte.

Anti-IS forces retake central area in Libya's Sirte

Sert - Libyan pro-government forces said they seized control Tuesday of another central district of Sirte as they tried to flush out the last Islamic State group fighters in the coastal city.

Libya pro-govt forces seize IS headquarters in Sirte

Tripoli - Pro-government forces said they captured the Islamic State group's headquarters in their main Libyan stronghold of Sirte on Wednesday, scoring a major victory in a push to oust the jihadists from the city.

Libya pro-govt forces seize IS headquarters in Sirte

Tripoli - Pro-government forces said they captured the Islamic State group's headquarters in their main Libyan stronghold of Sirte on Wednesday, scoring a major victory in a push to oust the jihadists from the city.

Libya pro-govt forces seize IS headquarters in Sirte

Tripoli - Pro-government forces said they captured the Islamic State group's headquarters in their main Libyan stronghold of Sirte on Wednesday, scoring a major victory in a push to oust the jihadists from the city.

Libya pro-government forces seize Sirte campus from IS

Tripoli - Libya's pro-government forces said they seized a university campus Wednesday as they press an offensive against the Islamic State group in its stronghold of Sirte, killing at least 20 jihadists.

Libya pro-government forces seize Sirte campus from IS

Tripoli - Libya's pro-government forces said they seized a university campus Wednesday as they press an offensive against the Islamic State group in its stronghold of Sirte, killing at least 20 jihadists.

Libya pro-government forces seize Sirte campus from IS

Tripoli - Libya's pro-government forces said they seized a university campus Wednesday as they press an offensive against the Islamic State group in its stronghold of Sirte, killing at least 20 jihadists.

Libya unity forces prepare 'decisive' assault in IS bastion

Tripoli - Libya pro-government forces backed by US air strikes said Sunday they would soon launch a final assault to retake the coastal city of Sirte from the Islamic State jihadist group.

Libya's Sirte, from Kadhafi to IS

Tripoli - Sirte, where Libyan pro-government forces are battling Islamic State group militants with American air support, has been in the hands of the jihadists since June 2015.Here is some background on the fight for the city.

The IS in Libya: key dates

Tripoli - Key dates since the Islamic State group (IS) moved into Libya in 2014 amid the chaos that followed the ouster of Moamer Kadhafi in 2011.On Monday, US warplanes carried out their first air strikes on positions in the IS bastion of Sirte.

US launches first anti-IS air raids in Libya's Sirte

Tripoli - US warplanes Monday carried out air strikes on positions of the Islamic State jihadist group in its Libyan stronghold of Sirte for the first time, the country's unity government announced.

Forces loyal to Libya's unity government capture bomb factory

Surt - Forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos (Solid Structure, or BAM), loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) continue to advance slowly against the encircled remnants of Islamic State (IS) fighters in the center of Sirte.

Libya loyalists take IS bomb factory in Sirte

Tripoli - Forces loyal to Libya's unity government said Sunday they had seized a building used by the Islamic State group to manufacture explosives in its coastal stronghold.

Libyan forces edge slowly forward against Islamic State in Sirte

Surt - Forces loyal to the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA), the Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos (Solid Structure, or BAM), move slightly further into Islamic State controlled territory in the center of the city of Sirte.

Clashes in Sirte continue between ISIS and forces loyal to GNA

Surt - Today, there were fierce exchanges between the encircled fighters of the Islamic State (IS) in Sirte and Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos (Solid Structure, BAM) forces loyal to the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA).

Op-Ed: Islamic State resistance in Sirte expected to end in a few days

Surt - According Brigadier Mohammed Al-Gosri, the spokesperson for Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos (Solid Structure or BAM), artillery shelling on ISIS militants encircled in a small area of Sirte has continued for five days.

Troops loyal to GNA suffer casualties during Sirte offensive

Surt - Forces loyal to the UN-brokered Libyan Government of National Accord the Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos (Solid Structure) continue their progress against the remaining fighters of the Islamic State (IS) surrounded in a small area at the center of the city of Sirte.

Pro-unity government forces begin final offensive on IS in Libya

Surt - The Solid Structure operations forces loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Accord have made further gains and are preparing for a final assault on the remaining fighters of the Islamic State surrounded in the center of Sirte.

Forces loyal to Libyan unity government retain hold on Sirte

Surt - The media office of the Albunyan Almarsoos (Solid Structure) that is in charge of the battle in Sirte against the Islamic State, announced that 10 of its forces were killed and seven injured in a suicide car bomb attack by ISIS in Abu Grein.

ISIS counter-attacks in Libya with 3 suicide attacks in Sirte

Surt - Three vehicles driven by Islamic State suicide bombers, targeted Albinyan Almarsoos (Solid Structure) forces in Sirte. The forces are loyal to the UN-brokered Government of National Accord.

Libya's Sirte — from Kadhafi to the jihadist IS

Tripoli - Forces allied with Libya's unity government are closing in on Islamic State group fighters in Sirte in a month-long operation aimed at ousting the jihadists from their North African stronghold.Here is some background on Sirte and its fall to IS.
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Libya forces press assault on IS in Sirte
Libya forces press assault on IS in Sirte
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