Libyan pro-government forces, backed by US air strikes, fought to advance on ISIL terrorists in Sirte on Wednesday despite mines and snipers, a spokesman said.

“Our forces… are trying to strengthen their advance with the support of ongoing American air strikes that have given momentum to the military operation,” said Reda Issa, a spokesman for forces loyal to Libya’s unity government.

The ISIL bastion, located just across the Mediterranean from Europe, has been shaken by weeks of fierce clashes between terrorists and fighters allied to Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA).

American war planes carried out seven strikes against ISIL positions in Sirte on Monday and Tuesday at the GNA’s request.

Issa did not say whether further strikes took place on Wednesday.

“There are targets that are hard to hit because they are among the houses,” said Issa. “American air strikes, which are very accurate, will help to destroy those targets.” “Every day the battle’s outcome is not settled, the city becomes more full of booby traps,” said Issa.

“But there is no doubt that the presence of effective and accurate weapons will accelerate the end of the battle.”

 

AFP

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COMINS
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COMINS

Again?

Isadora's Brush
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Isadora's Brush

Something is not quite right here, backed by US airstrikes?!

Daeshbags Sux
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Daeshbags Sux

Consider there are 2 poles : one is DoS (dept.of state) and it’s central intelligence agency (CIA), the other is DoD (dept. of defence AKA the Pentagon) and DIA (defence intelligence agency). DoS mindset is being masters of the world. DoD goals is simply to protect their country and citizens and now, there are politicians. Some are really honest and great people, i.e. Bernie Sanders or Franklin Roosevelt, some are f*****g corrupted i.e. McCain, the Clintons, some are real monsters i.e. Cheney, Rumsfeld, Kissinger, Lyndon Johnson, the Bushs… As long as electoral campains will still be privately funded instead as… Read more »

Henrik Hedda Wallin
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Henrik Hedda Wallin

“Libya’s unity government” is the puppet government of UN/USA and not one of Libya’s elected governments.

ErikWar19
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ErikWar19

russia is part of the UN too and they were for this UN-goverment too….

Isadora's Brush
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Isadora's Brush

Ah, that explains it then…for a moment there I thought…

Daeshbags Sux
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Daeshbags Sux

Henrik : if it’s to end with Muslim Brotherhood (al-Qaeda “political” branch) taking the country, better had left Gaddafi in place… Unfortunately, it’s too late now and unfortunately, such countries are not psychologically ready for democracy : first, there’s too much bigotry and it’ll be hard to have them put up a constitution forcing clerics to not interfere with politics due to this creeping bigotry : just consider how AKP is destroying turkish democracy… When you know that under Gaddafi, as long as you didn’t citicized him, you had a better life being unemployed in Libya than having a job… Read more »