Libya unity forces pound IS in bastion Sirte

June 12, 2016 8:23 AM

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TRIPOLI : Forces loyal to Libya's unity government bombarded the Islamic State group in Sirte with heavy artillery Friday as part of a push to recapture the jihadist bastion within days.

The loss of Sirte would be a major blow to the jihadists at a time when they are under mounting pressure in Syria and Iraq.

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