Libyan forces capture seaside Jizah neighbourhood in Sirte battle


Libyan forces took hold Monday of the seaside Jizah naighbourhood after heavy clashes and became inches away from the last nooks IS militants are holed inside.

The media office posted Monday photos showing the Jizah neighbourhood and showing the advance of the Misurata-led forces appointed under the command of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous by the Government of National Accord.

The photos also show the Wihda Bank branch, which was freed from IS at the beginning for this week after being used as a hub for IS snipers.

IS took control of the city in 2015 and claimed it to be their capital of the self-proclaimed state in North Africa, yet in May 2016, forces loyal to the Government of National Accord waged war on the radicals in a bid to free the city and have now besieged the remaining of them in some parts in their last hideout – neighbourhood 3.

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