“Sirte will be liberated within days, not weeks” – the Libyan spokesman in Misrata, Mohamed al-Gasri ensures. Battles continue and loyalist forces are now at the gates of the city. The only problem, said the military, are Isis snipers who constitute an “unforeseen concern.” The reason is that “[t]hey shoot from long distances and that has hindered us in the battle inside the city”.
The Daesh, in any case, “has been kicked out of various strategic points, including an air base, military camps, and a roundabout where Isis had previously hung the bodies of executed enemies.” The crucial point, the port, is now occupied by the army loyal to Prime Minister Fayez Serraj: “For now it is impossible for the Isis army to fleeing by sea.”
The siege against the Caliphate concerns also Syria and Iraq. Fallujah has been almost entirely liberated and Iraqi government forces are now on the outskirts of Mosul. In Syria, however, Iraqi and Kurdish military forces backed by the U.S. have found an ally in the army loyal to Syrian President Bashar al Assad, backed by Russia.