On Wednesday, troops loyal to the new Tripoli-based unity government managed to push ISIS back from several towns west of Sirte, the Islamic State capital in Libya.

According to military spokesman Mohamed al-Gasri, Libyan forces took control of the town of Abu Grain along with several nearby villages.

ISIS otherwise overran this area on the 5th of May in a major offensive which looked to capture Misrata, Libya’s 3rd largest city.

With ISIS forces on the retreat, their fighters are meanwhile squeezed in a region between the Tripoli-based government and the Tobruk-based government, two factions both claiming to be sworn enemies of the terror group.

However, the Islamic State still controls a 100km buffer zone around the port city of Sirte while some 6,000 fighters are reportedly fighting for ISIS in Libya.

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Student currently living in Denmark. Special focus on news from Syria, MENA map-making and strategical military analysis.

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Needs choppers to go after them when they retreat.

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Arab’s been used by imperial war killing is own in the name of religion’s or tribal. How sad, middle east is in coma

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Libya is not the middle east, like all north Africa, they were invaded by arabs which then invaded Spain and even the south of France until Charles the Hammer and other feudal knights (including some ancester of mine) repelled them out of France then out of Western Europe… Middle east doesn’t seem in coma at all nowadays it’s more a SHTF situation which is BTW spilling over in Africa 🙁