Libya officially declares Sirte free from Islamic State

Ismail Akwei with AFP
The head of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez al-Sarraj announced Saturday night that the city of Sirte is no more the Libyan stronghold of the Islamic State organization (IS) yet the war against terrorism in Libya has “not finished”.
“After eight months of the start of military operations against the Islamic State in the city of Sirte, I officially announce the end of the military operations and the liberation of the city,” Sarraj said in a televised speech.
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