Libyan Forces Recapture ISIL Headquarters in Sirte (VIDEO)

UN-backed government forces say they have taken complete control of Ouagadougou complex, ISIL headquarters in the city Libyan pro-government forces say they have captured the headquarters of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Sirte, scoring a major victory in the group’s last stronghold in the country. The fighters, mainly from the nearby city of Misrata, who were supported by US air strikes, said in a Facebook statement on Wednesday: “Sirte is returning to Libya” after taking over a convention centre that served as ISIL’s base. “Our forces have complete control of the whole of the Ouagadougou complex – they even advanced some distance beyond the complex,” said Rida Issa, a government spokesman. READ MORE: How serious is the ISIL threat in Libya? “I am standing inside the walls of the Presidential Palaces, or the so-called Protocol Palaces in Sirte,” Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Khalifa, reporting from Sirte,...

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