Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Ramadan Death count: Libya 08/06/16

(Sirte) Libyan troops have advanced deep inside the coastal city of Sirte, the main stronghold of the Islamic State group's local affiliate. Brigadier General Mohammed al-Ghasri said that forces have seized a key bridge inside the city He said his forces are only three miles from the city centre and a key square called Zafrana, where IS killed prisoners. The fighting on Wednesday killed five of his fighters and wounded another 25. Sirte is the only IS-held city outside Syria and Iraq, and was seen by some as a fallback option for the capital of its self-styled caliphate.

Ramadan death toll is now at 514