Monday, June 13, 2016

Gadhafi's Hometown Grabbed Back From Islamic State

by Jamie Dettmer June 12, 2016
Libya's U.N.-negotiated unity government is claiming an offensive that's close to driving Islamic State militants from the coastal city of Sirte is evidence it is making progress at last in establishing its credibility.

The offensive, which has made rapid advances in the past three days, is boosting hopes the struggling Government of National Accord (GNA) may be able to build up a new Libyan army on the back of the success and encourage militias loyal to a rival government in the east of the country to defect.

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