Libyan forces advance in push on Islamic State strongholds

May 30, 2016 11:52 AM

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CAIRO – Libyan forces loyal to the country's U.N.-brokered government are advancing in a push on two key Islamic State strongholds.

Salem Jedran, the mayor of the town of Ajdabiya, says the troops with the so-called Petroleum Facilities Guards are advancing on the town of Bin Jawad, which fell under IS in January.

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