Libya pro-government forces 'have total control of Sirte' from IS militants

AFP , Monday 5 Dec 2016

This file photo taken on September 28, 2016 shows smoke rising after an airstrike on the District 3 of Sirte (Photo: AFP)

Libyan loyalist forces have seized full control of the coastal city of Sirte from the Islamic State jihadist group, an official spokesman said Monday.

"Our forces have total control of Sirte," after more than six months of fighting, Reda Issa, a spokesman for pro-government forces, told AFP.

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