SIRTE, Libya (NBC) – U.S.-backed forces in Libya Saturday Continued to battle ISIS for complete control of the city of Sirte.
Libyan forces launched an offensive to retake Sirte in June.
Earlier last week, they captured a number of strategic locations with the aid of U.S. airstrikes.
Officials say the city is now 70 per cent liberated.
ISIS holds one last bastion in the city, a residential area that’s been under fire from Libyan forces.
A powerful ISIS affiliate seized Sirte last year, and was once seen as a fall-back option for the group if it were ever defeated in Iraq and Syria.