Forces loyal to the Libyan unity government are on the verge of liberating the northern city of Sirte from Daesh, as only one district in the coastal city is said to be under the control of the Takfiri terror group.
The forces said that they “completely liberated” neighborhood Number One residential area in central Sirte on Monday as they entered the final phase of their months-long operation against Daesh.
Spokesman Rida Issa said the brigade fighters were “in the process of clearing any remnants of Daesh” from the area.
According to hospital officials, at least six fighters were killed and 12 wounded in the Monday offensive, which saw Daesh terrorists using mines, car bombs or artillery to slow the advances of Libyan troops.
The forces, however, continue moving tanks and other vehicles towards other positions.
Last week, the brigades announced a pause in the fighting to let women and children leave the battle zone before the final push to fully liberate Sirte.