Libyan forces reduce Islamic State's grip in Sirte to final few blocks

By Hani Amara
Islamic State controls a residential strip less than 1 Km long in their former stronghold in Libya’s Sirte, where pro-government forces backed by U.S. air strikes are advancing building by building to finish a five-month-old campaign.
Over the past two days, forces led by brigades from Misrata have pressed further into Sirte’s neighborhood Number Three as an intensified aerial bombardment and a barrage of tank fire slowly dislodged militant sniper positions.
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