U.S.-backed Libyan forces take over Islamic State HQ

August 10, 2016 7:07 PM

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U.S.-backed Libyan forces take over Islamic State HQ

BENGHAZI, Libya — U.S.-backed Libyan forces said on Wednesday they have taken over the Islamic State group's headquarters in Sirte, the militants' final bastion in Libya, breaking a weeks-long stalemate with the help of U.S. airstrikes.

The fighters said that they had seized control of the sprawling convention center that was used as ISIS's headquarters in the coastal city. The fighters, who are mainly from the nearby city of Misrata, launched their offensive against ISIS in June. They also said that they had seized the city's main...

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