Libya's Pro-government Forces Set to Declare Victory in Sirte

June 11, 2016 7:23 PM

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Libya's Pro-government Forces Set to Declare Victory in Sirte

Pro-government Libyan forces battled the last remaining Islamic State fighters in the center of the Libyan port city of Sirte early Saturday, with a spokesman saying top IS leaders had fled into the desert to avoid the onslaught.

General Mohammed al-Ghasri also told reporters that fighting in the city was confined to areas near a downtown conference center, which IS fighters had converted into a command post.

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