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Video: Libya’s battle to drive IS group out of Sirte

FRANCE 24 screen grab

Forces loyal to Libya's unity government have been battling since mid-May to oust the Islamic State (IS) group from its stronghold of Sirte. FRANCE 24 reports from the city of Misrata, whose brigades have shouldered the bulk of the fighting.

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Loyalist fighters made significant advances in the battle's early stages, capturing Sirte's strategic port at the start of June and pinning IS group militants in the city centre.

But the offensive has slowed in the face of a fierce counter-attack by the jihadist group.

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