US-backed Libyan fighters say they have taken over Islamic State’s headquarters in Sirte, the Islamist militants’ final bastion in Libya.
The fighters said they have seized control of the sprawling convention centre that was used as Isis headquarters in the coastal city.
The militia fighters, who are mainly from the nearby city of Misrata, launched their offensive against Isis in June.
A statement on the forces’ Facebook page declares that “Sirte is returning to Libya”. READ MORE OF THIS STORY
SOURCES: NewsNow/The Irish Times