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IS defeated in Libyan port of Sirte

By on June 11, 2016

Libyan forces say they have retaken control of the port in the city of Sirte, after fierce fighting with militants from so-called Islamic State.

The forces, aligned to the UN-backed unity government in Tripoli, began the battle to retake the city last month.

Forces loyal to the government targeted the conference centre with heavy artillery fire, backed by warplanes.

The government said two soldiers were killed and eight were wounded.

The unity government was formed in Tripoli more than two months ago.

Sirte was the hometown of ousted ruler Muammar Gadaffi.

The US said the unity government should be allowed to arm itself against IS.

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