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Libyan Newswire

LIBYAN GOVT ANNOUNCES LIBERATION OF SIRTE

TRIPOLI, The Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) Prime Minister, Fayez al-Sarraj, has officially announced the liberation of the town of Sirte, the former base of the self-proclaimed terrorist group ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), or Daesh.

"After eight months from the beginning of operations against the Islamic State terror group in the town of Sirte, I officially announce the end of military operations and the liberation of the town," said al-Sarraj over the weekend.

"The battle in Sirte is over but the fight against terrorism in Libya has not finished," warned al-Sarraj, who highlighted the need for merging the various military forces in the country into one army.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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