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Libyan forces reclaim Sirte from Islamic State

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NOISE] A
major win for Libya's Unity government. Forces say they've retaken Sirte from Islamic State. The port city was the most significant IS stronghold outside of Iraq and Syria. Brigades composed of fighters from Misrata advanced earlier in the week to the edge of the city center.
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ghters moved quickly despite coming up against suicide bomber's mines and snipers.
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11 brigade members died and 35 were wounded Friday. In Tosol, 100 have been killed since the campaign to recapture Sirte began. Islamic State has struggled to gain territory or win support in the North African country. In 2011, Libya"s civil war ended with the battle for Sirte, and the death, in his hometown, of Moammar Gadhafi