Libyan forces say capture Sirte convention center from Islamic State

August 10, 2016 7:26 PM

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Libyan forces say capture Sirte convention center from Islamic State

TRIPOLI Libyan forces battling to oust Islamic State from Sirte said on Wednesday they had captured a convention center in the city center, seizing a base where militants once flew their black jihadist flag.

Retaking the Ouagadougou center would mark the biggest advance Libyan forces have made in weeks. The United States began air strikes 10 days ago on Sirte, which fighters say eased their advance to encircle the militants.

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