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Pentagon: IS Down to 3 Neighborhoods in Former Libyan Stronghold

Islamic State forces have been reduced to just three neighborhoods in Sirte, Libya, a city once considered to be a stronghold for the group, a Pentagon spokesman said Thursday as the U.S. extended its air campaign over the city for up to 30 days. The U.S. military estimates that IS forces in Sirte now number fewer than 200, Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis told reporters. “They’re literally with their backs against the ocean at this point,” Davis said. Libyan ships have...

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