Fighters of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government fire a rocket at Islamic State fighters in Sirte, Libya, August 4, 2016. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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Libya pro-government forces backed by U.S. airstrikes said Sunday they would soon launch a final assault to retake the coastal city of Sirte from Daesh (ISIS).Pro-GNA forces launched the campaign in May and entered the city in June, but their progress slowed down as the militants hit back with sniper fire, suicide attacks and car bombings.More than 300 people have been killed and 1,800 wounded in the operation for Sirte, according to medical sources in the city of Misrata, where the operation's command center in based.
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