US-backed forces in Libya push Daesh out of Sirte

After seven months of fighting, Libyan forces have freed the city from the grip of the group.

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

The forces gained full control over a final patch of ground in Sirte's Ghiza Bahriya District after hours of clashes. Photo: Fighters celebrate after they finished clearing the district.

Libyan forces backed by US airstrikes defeated the last Daesh fighters in their Sirte stronghold on Tuesday after a near seven-month battle for the militant group's former North African stronghold.

Nancy Porsia reports from Misrata:

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