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Gains Against IS in Sirte ‘Hopeful Sign’

Forces aligned with Libya’s Government of National Accord are making solid progress in their effort to push the Islamic State terror group out of a key stronghold. A few hundred Islamic State fighters remained holed up in parts of Sirte, but U.S. defense officials said Friday the terror group’s hold on the city is slipping. “The progress that GNA-aligned forces have made in the past week, we think, is a very hopeful sign,” Pentagon Deputy Press Secretary Gordon Trowbridge said....

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