Sirte is not fully liberated, victory over ISIS is imminent - Sources

Sirte is not fully liberated, victory over ISIS is imminent - Sources

December 05, 2016 - 17:33
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Sirte is not fully liberated and clashes against ISIS diehards are still ongoing in Jiza, fighters fighting the radical group confirmed to The Libya Observer on Monday.

The fighters said only few ISIS houses are left before the total collapse of the group.

“About 10 houses are still under ISIS control and fierce clashes are ongoing to eradicate them and declare full victory over ISIS,” they said, adding that 99% of Jiza is now under control of Misrata-led forces.

Misrata-led forces launched early Monday a final offensive to eradicate ISIS remnants in sea-view Jiza apartment blocks after a last call for the militants to surrender was made.

More than 25 ISIS militants were killed in Monday clashes while 30 others had surrendered.

The spokesman of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos, Mohammed Al-Ghasri said their forces are still advancing in the remaining houses in Jiza, the last stronghold area of ISIS in Sirte.

“Our siege on Jiza is continuing and when we liberate it from the terrorist group, we will start the second stage which is removing mines and chasing the escaping militants,” Al-Ghasri said in a press briefing on Monday.

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