Libya: Rebel forces 'seize strategic city Sirte'

The self-styled Libyan National Army (pictured here in 2017) is fighting an insurgency against the UN-backed Government of National Accord. AP

Rebel forces in Libya say they have taken control of the coastal city of Sirte, in what would be a key strategic gain.

Sirte has been controlled by forces aligned with Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) since the Islamic State (IS) militants were expelled in 2016.


The rebel forces, loyal to Gen Khalifa Haftar, have been waging an offensive targeting the capital Tripoli.


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