Libyan forces to appoint military governor to rule Sirte when IS fully rooted out

  • Libyan Express |
  • Wednesday 17 August 2016

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The spokesman of the Libyan forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous, Muhammad Al-Ghasri, announced that the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) will appoint a military leader to govern the city of Sirte after the fight ends and after IS militants are eradicated.

Al-Ghasri told Bloomberg that the military leader will be in charge of the city of Sirte for six months and he will work with the city residents to make sure Sirte restore its normal lifestyle again.

The Libyan Misurata-led forces announced Tuesday their full control of Neighbourhood 2, saying they defeated IS militants in there and left most of them dead, while others ran to their last harbours in Neighbourhoods 1 and 3.

“Neighbourhood Two has been liberated,” Reda Issa, a spokesman at the military operation of Al-Bunyan AL-Marsous said.

This comes amid a continuous pace towards the rest of the hideouts, which are as few as two spots in Neighbourhoods 1 and 3.

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