Libyan militias claim to have seized control of Isis base

US-backed fighters say they have taken over Islamic State’s headquarters in Sirte
US-backed fighters say they have taken over Islamic State’s headquarters in Sirte

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

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.