Action — 25 July 2016

Jul 25, 2016 | ISIS

In western Libya, the Misratan-led Bunyan Marsus coalition made more gains against ISIS this week in Sirte. The coalition took control of the Hay El Dollar and Area “2” while continuing to conduct airstrikes against ISIS positions in the Ouagadougou complex.  Despite these advances, the fight with ISIS is likely to be prolonged as the group continues to mount suicide vehicle attacks in a number of Misratan-controlled areas. The Sirte port remains under Bunyan Marsus control, despite continued ISIS attempts to retake the port using targeted suicide attacks.  Two of these attacks were thwarted by the Misratans on 21 July before they could reach their target.  Meanwhile, Libyan naval boats continue to blockade the port.