Transcript of Interview with Peter Koenig
Forces aligned to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in Libya made gains in Sirte, Monday, as they continue to battle the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL). Reportedly, the pro-government militias captured the main mosque and the Internal Security Agency, which was used as a morality prison by the Islamic State.
Government forces began their campaign to capture Sirte in May. The US Air Force has reportedly conducted around 40 strikes on IS positions in support of the government troops since the start of August. IS militants still control several residential areas of the city though the recent capture of the city’s alleged IS headquarters represents an advance in the GNA’s mission against the militant group.
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