>> After months of heavy fighting, something to cheer about in Sirte. Libyan forces say they've now cleared out Islamic State fighters from the last remaining district of the coastal city. A final check of buildings and streets and areas, the militants have been digging in. Reuters Aidan Lewis has more from Tunis.
>> Sirte is important because it had become Islamic State's main base in North Africa. And where imposed its ultra-hardline rule on the residents of the city and tried to expand surrounding areas. So the loss of Sirte means that Islamic State now has no real territory in Libya although it still retains a presence in parts of the country.
>> Islamic State moved in and took control of Sirte in early 2015. It's been the group's most important base outside of the Middle East. Getting it back is a major victory for the U.N. backed government, but unrest in Libya is far from over.>> Well the concern is that with the battle against Islamic State out of the way, Libya's factions will turn against each other once again.
Libya has been in a state of turmoil since the uprising in 2011 that toppled Muammar Gaddafi, with rival groups across the country fighting each other for power and for a share of the country's oil wealth.>> That the next battle for rival groups, wrestling for power in Libya.